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Efforts Help Mark the Monarch As Thriving, Not Endangered

monarch butterfly

• By Ana Otto • The monarch butterfly population has declined considerably over the past several decades. Reasons for the decline are attributed to reduced breeding habitat, extreme weather and other factors related to overwintering habitat, pesticides and deforestation in Mexico. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is currently in the process of evaluating whether to list the monarch as ... Read More »

Seven ag groups file lawsuit regarding bumblebee species

western bumblebee

• By Kevin Hecteman • Seven agricultural associations have sued the California Fish and Game Commission and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife over the commission’s decision to name several bumblebee species as candidates for listing as endangered or threatened under the California Endangered Species Act. The lawsuit centers on whether insects can be protected under the state ESA. ... Read More »