Monarch butterfly population moves closer to extinction

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Monarch butterfly population moves closer to extinction

The number of western monarch butterflies wintering along the California coast has plummeted to a new record low, putting the orange-and-black insects closer to extinction, researchers announced in January. A recent count by the Xerces Society recorded fewer than 2,000 butterflies, a massive decline from the millions of monarchs that in the 1980s clustered in trees from Marin County to San Diego County.

Monarch butterfly population moves closer to extinction

The number of western monarch butterflies wintering along the California coast has plummeted to a new record low, putting the orange-and-black insects closer to extinction, researchers announced in January. A recent count by the Xerces Society recorded fewer than 2,000 butterflies, a massive decline from the millions of monarchs that in the 1980s clustered in trees from Marin County to San Diego County.
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