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Media Release

10 things you can do to help save monarchs

Montreal, 5 June 2017—The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is celebrating World Environment Day with the release of a video highlighting 10 simple actions North American citizens can do to help protect the monarch butterfly and its habitat along its migratory corridors in Canada, Mexico and the United States.

Produced in partnership with Environment and Climate Change Canada, Parks Canada, Mexico’s Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas (Conanp), and the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the CEC’s new video encourages North American residents to connect with nature by joining monarch monitoring, education and conservation efforts.

To learn more about our work on monarch butterfly conservation and play an active role yourself in helping this emblematic species, visit www.cec.org/help_monarchs, where you can download and share our 10 things you can do to help save monarchs social media images.

Join continental conservation efforts for the iconic butterfly

Keep up-to-date with the CEC’s work by following @CECweb on Twitter or like us on Facebook.

Monarch Buttlerfly

About the CEC

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) was established in 1994 by the governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States through the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, a parallel environmental agreement to NAFTA. As of 2020, the CEC is recognized and maintained by the Environmental Cooperation Agreement, in parallel with the new Free Trade Agreement of North America. The CEC brings together a wide range of stakeholders, including the general public, Indigenous people, youth, nongovernmental organizations, academia, and the business sector, to seek solutions to protect North America’s shared environment while supporting sustainable development for the benefit of present and future generations

The CEC is governed and funded equally by the Government of Canada through Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Government of the United States of Mexico through the Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, and the Government of the United States of America through the Environmental Protection Agency.

About the CEC video