Monarchs were assessed as endangered by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada due to their rapidly declining population. The Nature Conservancy of Canada has been restoring breeding, feeding and stopover habitats for monarchs across Canada. With this symbolic gift of monarch habitat, you can help ensure the survival of this insect.
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Monarchs were assessed as endangered by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada due to their rapidly declining population numbers: from over one billion in the late 1990s to just 200 million in 2015–2016.
Monarchs follow a 3,000-kilometre migration route between their breeding grounds in Canada and their overwintering sites in Mexico. They tend to congregate in large numbers along the coasts of the Great Lakes, Gulf of St. Lawrence and Nova Scotia. But they breed only in habitats where milkweed grows, as it is the only plant that monarch caterpillars feed on. Asters and goldenrods are also important, as they provide nectar during the fall migration.
These butterflies, with their bright orange and black wings dotted with white spots (and a central black spot on each hind wing for males), are threatened by habitat fragmentation and degradation, as well as the loss of milkweed and nectar plants. Also, climate change is increasing the frequency of extreme weather events that can negatively impact this species.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada has been restoring breeding, feeding and stopover habitats for monarchs across Canada. With this symbolic gift of monarch habitat, you can help ensure the survival of this butterfly.
Photo 1: Photo by Mary Gartshore. Photo 2: Photo by Mary Gartshore. Photo 3: Photo by Cameron Curran. Photo 4: Photo by NCC