Fish and Wildlife Service will Consider Listing Monarchs as Threatened

December 30, 2014 11:16 AM

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Fish and Wildlife Service will Consider Listing Monarchs as Threatened

For a year now, the US Fish and Wildlife Service reviewed whether monarch butterfly should be provided federal protection of the Endangered Species Act. On Monday, the agency has announced that it will consider including the monarch butterfly in the list.

The agency has opened public comments for sharing their views on listing the butterfly and the members of public can comment on the same for 60 days. The Center for Biological Diversity; Center for Food Safety; Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation; and Lincoln Brower, a research biologist at...

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