Tag Archives: MX – Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

From Restraining Orders to Assassinations, the Dangerous Work of; Rob Nixon; Boston Review

Monarch butterflies may be gone in thirty years. Saving them seems apolitical, but environmentalists have landed in the sights of drug cartels, illegal loggers, Trump supporters, and even clandestine avocado farmers.

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Safe tourist destinations to travel this March to avoid coronavirus; Break.com

As an intelligent traveler, you can choose for yourself safe tourist destinations to visit in March, despite the complex coronavirus outbreak.

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Two deaths trigger alarm at Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve; Agustin Del Castillo; Monga Bay

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Two of Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Protectors Found Dead; Linette Page; IR INSIDER

Two Mexican conservationists have been found dead within the span of a week. Both were environmentalists in the state of Michoacán in southwest Mexico. Michoacán is home to the El Rosario reserve , where monarch butterflies hibernate during the cold season.

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2 murders linked to Mexico’s famed monarch butterfly sanctuary; Bill Hutchinson; ABC News

The slain conservationists worked for the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve.

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UNESCO expresses concern after the suspicious death of several guides in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve (Mexico); Unesco

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Mexico: Second butterfly activist found dead; Deutsche Welle

 

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Sadness and concern at the death of Mr Homero Gómez González; Unesco

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Mexican Butterfly Conservationist Is Found Dead, Two Weeks After Vanishing; Kirk Semple & Paulina Villegas; NY Times

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A Butterfly Advocate Is Missing. Are Illegal Loggers to Blame?; Alex Lauer; InsideHook

Homero Gómez González — manager of the monarch butterfly sanctuary in El Rosario, Mexico — went missing on January 13 and illegal loggers are suspected.

Source: A Butterfly Advocate Is Missing. Are Illegal Loggers to Blame? – InsideHook

Where to see thousands of migrating monarch butterflies in Mexico this winter; April Thompson; Matador Network

Watch the trees turn orange with butterflies.

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This Mexican Forest Turns Orange Every Fall Thanks to the Monarch Butterfly Migration; Christin Parcerisa Vigueras; Travel+Leisure

Witnessing the monarch butterfly migration in Mexico should be on every nature-lover’s bucket list.

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Forest degradation in Mexico’s Monarch Reserve decreases by 25.4%; WWF

Forest monitoring found that only five hectares of the core zone were affected, mainly due to natural causes and marginally due to clandestine logging.

Source: Forest degradation in Mexico’s Monarch Reserve decreases by 25.4%

Bizarre things that only exist in Mexico; Jim Dykstra; Grunge

Mexico is a lovely nation with a treasure trove of cultural and geographic gems to explore. It is also a wonderfully wacky place where seemingly impossible events and artifacts seem as common as a Pidgey outside of Pallet Town. Here are bizarre thing you’ll find only in Mexico.

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Magical migration of the monarch butterflies; Ron Magill; Miami Herald

Monarchs are an iconic butterfly species found around the world. But the Eastern North American subspecies is the only one to make an annual migration that can span from the Sierra Madre Mountains in Mexico to Southern Canada.

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A brush with fragile beauty; Terri Colby; Tribune News Service

Mexico – Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

OCAMPO, Mexico — This is a story that must begin at the end. But oh, what an end.

I stood on a forested mountaintop in Mexico in late February, mesmerized by monarch butterflies swirling around me, darting in and out of the trees and pockets of sunlight. They were high in the blue skies, clumped by the thousands on tree trunks and branches, clustered on woodland flowers and swarming in small streams of water on the forest floor. The sound of their wings was like a whisper on the breeze.

Beams of sunlight shone through 100-foot-tall oyamel fir trees like spotlights on a stage, with enough dancing butterflies to make a Bollywood extravaganza.

Bucket list experience? Absolutely.

Mingling with monarchs on a Michoacan mountaintop was a singular experience, mystical and almost spiritual.

Epic journey

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