Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Conservation
Operational Plan: 2017 - 2018
Monarch butterflies and other pollinators are fundamental to the production of our food crops, as they are to all flowering plants. They are also a significant impetus for tourism in North America. Butterfly and pollinator populations have declined significantly in recent years, triggering an unprecedented international effort to conserve these species: an effort that is itself emblematic of the interconnectedness of the North American environment. Building on past and ongoing initiatives, this project will advance the science and actions to conserve the monarch butterfly and other pollinators by strengthening trinational cooperation and knowledge.