the future of the monarch butterfly

which performs the greatest migration of any insect on the planet.

I wrote about the race to find the wintering grounds of the monarchs, which Homer Aridjis recounts, in Vanity Fair

Today, the milkweed in North America’s heartland is being snuffed by pesticides. Only three million monarchs made it to the volcanoes of Michoacan, Mexico, …Read More

appeal to three presidents to save the monarch butterfly gets promising response

Betty Aridjis writes :
Our letter addressed to Presidents Obama and Peña Nieto and Prime Minister Harper received excellent coverage in the Mexican and international media, and we were successful in getting the Monarch butterfly on the North American Leaders’ Summit agenda.

Here is the relevant paragraph from the joint statement released at the end of the …Read More

the future of the monarch butterflies is not looking good

Back in l999, I wrote a piece about the race to find the wintering grounds of the monarch butterflies, which was as heated as the race to discover the source of the Nile in the nineteenth century.

At that point there were two threats to the survival of the monarchs and their epic migration …Read More