Monarch butterfly count increases 144 percent

January 31 2019 5:32pm Monarch butterfly colonies in Mexico increased by 144 percent in relation to numbers a year ago, conservationists said on Wednesday although the migrating insect remains under threat. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””;…

Wintering monarch butterfly population booms with 144 percent increase

The population of monarch butterflies wintering in central Mexico is up 144 percent over last year, experts said Wednesday. The data presented by Andrew Rhodes, Mexico’s national commissioner for protected natural areas, was cheered but scientists quickly warned that it…