Washington, DC — The 2019 Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count report, published today by the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, highlights a discouraging yet promising stability in monarch numbers. The National Wildlife Federation underscores the need to continue aggressive conservation efforts if we want to see the species recovered.
“The western monarch population remains dangerously low,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. “While the news today is not entirely dire — and Xerces Society provides a tremendous public service compiling this invaluable report — we desperately need an all-hands-on-deck approach to restore monarch butterfly habitat to help recover the species. We encourage all residents across the West to plant native milkweed and flowering plants in their gardens and communities.”
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