Monarch Butterfly Essay

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The Life of the Monarch Butterfly
Imagine you are walking down the street and come across a monarch butterfly collecting nectar from milkweed plants. This butterfly is one of the most famous butterfly species because of the extravagant color of their wings. With their unique lifestyle, their population is still declining, organizations, citizens and programs are helping to save them.
“Overview” states, “The monarch butterfly is known by scientists as Danaus plexippus, which in Greek literally means ‘sleepy transformation’ ” (World Wildlife Fund). They get this name because of the way they hibernate and evolve. What many people do not know about these insects is that they have iconic black, monarch orange and white wings that make it easy for predators to identify that
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Countries like Mexico, Canada and the United States are teaming up to help rescue the butterflies. In Mexico, they are working to protect its sanctuaries, eliminate the destruction of their main habitat which is the forest, and stop illegal logging in the areas they migrate to. The National Wildlife Federation, National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services are going to spend two million dollars to plant milkweeds along the butterflies main migration routes. Imam also explains, “Researchers at the Mexican National Commission of Protected Natural Areas and the World Wildlife Fund said they observed a 225% increase from 2015 to 2016 in common habitat areas.” (CNN) The World Wildlife Fund protects the monarch butterflies by managing the forest well, limiting tourism and supporting tree nurseries that help restore forest. Since we all admire this butterfly should all try to do our best to help save these wonderful insects. The organizations and programs that are helping are doing an efficiently good job. Because of this the butterflies have a chance of getting to the healthy population number they were once
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