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March 21, 2024




An Endangered Species


On December 8, 2023, the Government of Canada revised the monarch’s conservation status. The monarch is now classified “endangered” under the Species at Risk Act. This decision marks a crucial turning point in the protection of this iconic species.

A new status means new responsibilities and restrictions: actions such as capturing, hunting or altering the monarch butterfly’s habitat are now prohibited on Crown lands. What’s more, the government has committed to developing recovery strategies to ensure its survival.

What can you do to help protect the monarch? Create an oasis for them in your garden or participate in scientific research by going on a mission for the monarch!

The Mission Monarch team

PS: For more information on the change of status for the monarch butterfly, consult the Order Amending Schedule 1 to the Species at Risk Act.

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