Monarch Butterflies May Land on 2015 Endangered Species List

December 30, 2014 10:00 PM

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Monarch Butterflies May Land on 2015 Endangered Species List

Monarch butterflies, once common sights across North America, have disappeared so quickly they might become an endangered species in the next year.

Habitat loss due to agriculture has caused the insect’s population to fall 90% in 20 years, prompting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to consider protecting monarch butterflies under the Endangered Species Act, Reuters reported Monday.

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