Our Work on Monarch and Pollinator Conservation
The monarch butterfly's epic migration is emblematic of the trinational cooperation required to conserve, protect and enhance the North American environment.
For over two decades we have supported the conservation of the Monarch butterfly along its migratory route, by promoting community projects, developing action plans and supporting collaborative efforts in Canada, Mexico and the United States. Building on this model, we are supporting regional collaboration for pollinator conservation.
Tools and Resources
International Monarch Monitoring Blitz
Since 2017, the Monarch Monitoring Blitz has invited volunteers and community scientist to participate in monarch conservation efforts.
Trinational Monarch Knowledge Network
The TMKN has created an extensive database, combining data from hundreds of different sources and with a common standard defined by the Avian Knowledge Network.
Monarch Conservation Toolbox
Engaging landowners across North America to provide monarch butterfly habitat.
Trinational Mayors Monarch Pledge
Mayors and other local and tribal government chief executives are taking action to help save the monarch butterfly, an iconic species whose populations have declined by 90% in the last 20 years.
Monarch Flyway Movie
Monarch populations and habitats throughout the migration flyway, supported by a Trilateral Monarch Butterfly Sister Protected Area Network and the participation of local communities.
This website serves as a resource for anyone who wants to know about monarch populations, i.e. government officials, researchers, members of the general public or NGOs.
Monitoring Monarch Butterflies and their Habitat across North America:
Inventory and Monitoring Protocols and Data Standards for Monarch Conservation
North American Monarch Conservation Plan
This plan provides an updated account of the species and its current situation, identifies the main risk factors...
Proceedings of the Trinational Monarch Science Meeting
Moving Forward on the Conservation of the Monarch Butterfly in North America
Monarch Butterfly Monitoring in North America
Overview of Initiatives and Protocols
A Field Guide to Monarch Caterpillars (Danaus plexippus)
This guide will aid in recognizing eggs and distinguishing larval (caterpillar) instars of monarch butterflies (Danaus...
Advancing Pollinator Conservation throughout North America
Operational Plan 2022
Strengthening Regional Pollinator Conservation to Secure Local Benefits
Operational Plan 2019 - 2020
Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Conservation
Operational Plan 2017 - 2018
Engaging Farmers and Other Landowners to Support Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Conservation
Operational Plan 2015 - 2016
People for Pollinators – An Urban Garden Initiative for the Conservation of Pollinator Insects and Native, Sustainable Environments
2015 - 2017