Monarch butterfly population rises a little, but still perilously low

The world's migrating monarch butterfly population has bounced back slightly from its record low last year, but the new numbers are still the second smallest on record. According to WWF-Mexico and the Mexican government, butterflies covered 2.79 acres (1.13 hectares)

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Last updated on 29 January 2015

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Canada
Mexico
United States of America
Region: 
North America
Threats: 
Habitat loss and degradation
Species: 
Danaus plexippus