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Monarch Butterflies have been classified as Endangered by IUCN

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    Leading wildlife Monitor puts Monarch Butterflies on its Endangered List. Monarch butterflies have very beautiful fancy, showy looks. They have different common names depending upon the region they found.

    They are known commonly as milkweed, common tiger, wanderer, black veined brown, etc. Their extraordinary migration capability makes them the most beloved insect. These beautiful creatures are at threat of extinction now. Soon if they aren’t conserved they will eradicate from the world.

    The decision comes after decades of a falling population. The loss in population occurred due to losses in plants that they need as caterpilars. Also the loss of forests that the adults used to spend the winter. Assessments found the main factor is climatic change. The authors reviewed about 100 studies, interviewed experts and applied criteria from the group’s Red List of Threatened species to come up with their decisions.

    The number of west monarch flies that live in rocky mountains declined by 99.9% between the 1980s and 2021. Eastern Monarch which makes up most of the population in North America declined by 84% from 1996 to 2014. Both of the populations are considered endangered now.

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