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David Suzuki | The return of monarchs is great news, because only four years ago their situation looked bleak. The eastern monarch population had plummeted from one billion two decades before to only 35 million.
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Doreen Nicoll | With the research and information supplied by environmentalists and actionists from across Southern Ontario, Burlington city staff made changes to protect milkweed.
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A now "rare" monarch butterfly photographed by the author's step-mother in early July. It is one from a greatly reduced North American population threatened with extinction due to the use of herbicides and climate change.
Thomas Woodley | Back in the 1970s, "citizen scientists" were engaged to track the migration of the monarch butterfly. Today "citizen scientists" are needed to save this formerly ubiquitous butterfly from extinction.
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David Suzuki | In November, scientists overseeing at-risk species in Canada said the government should list the monarch butterfly population as endangered.
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Ole Hendrickson | Preventing monarch extinction will require active intervention by humans on a variety of fronts. It's an opportunity for those of us who believe that abundant nature enhances the quality of our lives.
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Image: Flickr/USFWS Mountain-Prairie
David Suzuki | No one knows what the future holds for monarch butterflies. But there's reason to be encouraged.
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David Suzuki | The Monarch Manifesto is part of a growing movement to bring back monarch butterflies and help other important pollinators, like honeybees and wild bees.
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Photo: Sid Mosdell/flickr
David Suzuki | Planting milkweed may seem small, but thousands of Canadians stitching together parks and yards with schools and rights-of-way into butterfly corridors could usher in a new era for monarchs.
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David Suzuki | Monarch butterfly populations plummeted to about 33.5 million this year from an average of about 350 million a year. Here's how you can help protect them.
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David Suzuki | It's amazing that tiny creatures can migrate over thousands of kilometres. But increased threats from climate change, development and agricultural practices are making life difficult for the monarch.