Could the monarch butterfly be placed on the endangered species list?

January 1, 2015 4:16 PM

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Could the monarch butterfly be placed on the endangered species list?

A variety of threats face the monarch butterfly, from deforestation to the loss of its food source, which has caused the population to drop 90 percent in the last 20 years.

The iconic monarch butterfly’s population is tumbling so rapidly that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering pointing it on the endangered species list, the agency announced this week.

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