Groundbreaking ‘Airbnb for Butterflies’ Now Open for Business, Donations

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The monarch butterfly migrates an extreme distance from Canada to Mexico but this huge distance comes with peril. Habitat loss is one of the main concerns. This program will help.

The monarch butterfly has a new chance at recovery, thanks to an innovative program seeking to crowdsource funding and habitat for the beloved species at an unprecedented scale and pace. “The Monarch Butterfly Habitat Exchange is a market-based solution for restoring and conserving high-quality monarch habitat on America’s private […]

Studies estimate that the monarch butterfly’s population has declined by 95 percent since the 1980s.

“Agricultural lands make up roughly half of the acreage required to recover the monarch,” Wolfe added, “so recruiting farmers and ranchers who manage these large-scale landscapes will be a game changer.”

Through the exchange, landowners are paid to create, maintain and improve habitat on their property through a variety of restoration activities.

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