Conservation Groups Petition To Give Monarch Butterflies Endangered Protection

December 31, 2014 6:46 AM

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On Monday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that they will conduct a one-year status review of the dangerously threatened Monarch butterfly. They need to watch the species to see if it warrants protection under the Endangered Species Act.

To get a better idea of what their plan of action should be, the government agency is requesting scientific and commercial data over a 60-day public information period, over which they will examine all kinds of data on the insect, including: biology, genetics. taxonomy, range and populations trends,...

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