Monarch Butterflies May Be Headed For Endangered Species List

December 31, 2014 9:52 PM

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Once a ubiquitous symbol of the arrival of spring across North America and elsewhere, the monarch butterfly may be moving towards official listing as an endangered species.

On Monday, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it is beginning a status review of the iconic black and orange species, starting with a request for scientific and commercial data and other information from the public about the monarch and its decline.

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