La enmienda presentada por el senador Jeff Merkley (D-OR), a la Ley de Comercialización Agrícola de 1964, que establece el uso de una etiqueta para identificar a las plantas que son favorables con los polinizadores, brindaría a los consumidores una forma confiable de asegurarse de que están ayudando a las mariposas y a otros polinizadores, y que no los perjudican sin darse cuenta.
This year’s continued decline of the eastern monarch butterfly population demonstrates a dire and imminent need for investment in conservation initiatives including on-the-ground collaboration and long-sought legislation.
The Monarch Action, Recovery, and Conservation of Habitat Act (Monarch Act) invests in the conservation and recovery of the threatened western migratory monarch and other native pollinators that are vital to healthy ecosystems, biodiversity and our nation’s food supply.
As the western monarch population edges closer to extinction, these butterflies need the resources that the Monarch Act will provide to support restoration of their habitats and recovery of their population.
The Western population of the migratory monarch butterfly has seen a slight increase due to collaborative conservation efforts, but extreme weather events and the continued impacts of the climate crisis continue to threaten this iconic species.
The International Union of Conservation of Nature’s addition of the migratory monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus plexippus) to the Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM is further validation that this imperiled species is in desperate need of protection and recovery.