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One Planet: How can we save monarch butterflies?

Jan 27, 2019



On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll discuss the alarming decline in the number of monarch butterflies in California. According to a recent report by the Xerces Society, the number of monarch butterflies overwintering in California has declined by more than 85 percent from 2017.

Since the 1980s, 97 percent of monarch butterflies have disappeared. What will it take to bring monarch butterflies back to California?




Sarina Jepsen, director of Endangered Species and Aquatic Conservation with the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation


Arthur Shapiro, Distinguished Professor of Evolution and Ecology at UC Davis



Web Resources:


Art Shapiro's Butterfly Site


The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation: Monarch Butterflies in Western North America in Jeopardy

The NY Times: Are We Watching the End of the Monarch Butterfly?

Scientific American: Protecting Monarch Butterflies Could Mean Moving Hundreds of Trees

The SF Chronicle: California’s most famous butterfly nearing death spiral