Press Releases

February 5, 2024

Monarch Numbers Continue to Fall, Climate Change Working Faster than Conservation Efforts

The western monarch butterfly is in danger as the population struggles to recover.
June 23, 2023

Pollinator-Friendly Plant Labeling Bill Supports Nurseries, Consumers, Butterflies, Wildlife

Senator Jeff Merkely’s (D-Ore.) pollinator-friendly plant labeling bill will give consumers a reliable way to ensure they are helping butterflies and many other pollinators.
March 22, 2023

Recent Eastern Monarch Numbers Show Grim Outlook for Imperiled Species

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.
March 17, 2023

Monarch Act Provides Critical Resources for the Protection of Western Migratory Monarchs and other Pollinators

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.
January 31, 2023

Latest Count of Western Monarch Butterfly Highlights Steep Toll of Climate-Fueled Disasters

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.
July 21, 2022

IUCN Endangered Listing of Migratory Monarch Butterfly a Warning Call for 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.
May 31, 2022

Despite Imperiled Status, Eastern Monarchs Show a Positive Outlook

An increase compared to the previous winter.
January 25, 2022

Western monarch butterflies are making a comeback, but there’s still work to be done

After years of sharp declines, the western monarch butterfly population is seeing a surprising and welcomed rebound in the western United States.
June 28, 2021

$1 Million Grant Prioritizes Future of Monarch Butterflies, Addresses Pollinator Conservation

The Department of the Interior’s $1 million grant to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Monarch Butterfly and Pollinators Conservation Fund and creation of the Pollinator Conservation Center will amplify the conservation efforts to address and reverse the recent decline of pollinators, including monarch butterflies.