The Commission for Environmental Cooperation, based in Montreal, is issuing warnings to Mexico, Canada and the United States about the dangers facing the annual Monarch butterfly migration.
The CEC says an increase in herbicide and pesticide use is one of the reasons causing the monarch’s trip from Mexico to Canada to become more treacherous. The increasing urban development and climate change are also factors cited in the reduction of viable space for the butterfly’s habitat.
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One plan of action the CEC suggests it to cut back on the deforestation that occurs in Mexico and California. This will help stop the destruction of the Monarch butterfly’s winter habitat.