Monarch Butterfly Flyway: Communication, participatory conservation, and education programs throughout the migratory route
Operational Plan: 2015 - 2016
The monarch butterfly is facing serious challenges that need to be studied simultaneously along its migratory path in Canada, Mexico and the United States. Outreach and awareness issues have been identified in the CEC’s 2008 North American Monarch Conservation Plan as priority objectives to preserve this important migratory species. This project will develop a trilateral communications strategy, as well as foster citizen- and local community–based initiatives and educational programs that will disseminate information on the monarch’s migration to all levels of society, and have a positive impact on the preservation of key breeding sites and vital migratory habitat for this symbolic species.