Environment & Energy Report

Fish and Wildlife Unveils Plan to Protect Monarch Butterflies

April 8, 2020, 7:17 PM

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services has announced a multistate plan to protect monarch butterflies by encouraging transportation and energy companies to develop habitats for them in millions of acres of rights-of-way and associated lands.

The agency and the University of Illinois-Chicago signed a nationwide conservation pact for the monarch butterfly on energy and transportation lands in the lower 48 states. The pact integrates a Candidate Conservation Agreement and a Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances.

  • “Completing this agreement is a huge boost for the conservation of monarch butterflies and other pollinators on a landscape scale,” Fish and Wildlife Service director...
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