The Great Monarch Migration

María José Villanueva Eduardo (Lalo) Rendón

María José Villanueva, Conservation Director, WWF-Mexico Eduardo (Lalo) Rendón, Deputy Director of the Terrestrial Ecosystems Program, WWF-Mexico December, 2020

Each year monarch butterflies migrate from southeastern Canada and the northeastern United States to hibernate in the forests of Mexico. There, a less extreme climate provides them a better chance to survive. Their annual migration—between 1,200 and 2,800 miles—is considered one of the most incredible phenomena in the animal kingdom. Preserving the monarchs’ remarkable journey requires action, especially in light of threats such as climate change, land conversion, and forest degradation. In this webinar, hear from María José Villanueva and Eduardo (Lalo) Rendón from WWF-Mexico about what is being done to address the threats to this cherished and imperiled species, and how our work involves and benefits local communities.