Did you know that your version of Internet Explorer is out of date?
To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend downloading one of the browsers below.

Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

Monarch Butterfly Migration May Vanish Due To Population Drop

Like us on Facebook:
The current article you are reading does not reflect the views of the current editors and contributors of the new Ecorazzi

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Nope, it’s the Monarch butterflies! Every year these beautiful symbols of transformation migrate long distances to the north and south just as birds do, but this year they are in danger of disappearing, as their numbers dropped to the lowest level on record since 1993.

Destruction of the environment may be to blame for the falling Monarch numbers, specifically during their migration to winter in Mexico. Milkweed, also known as Monarch butterfly feed, is being displaced by genetically modified crops and urban sprawl. In addition, their habitats are being destroyed in Mexico by the logging industry, and extreme weather changes are making it difficult for these gorgeous creatures to survive.

The Monarch is not currently in danger of extinction but the drop in their numbers is more than just a bad year for the butterfly. It is putting the punctuation at the end of a disturbing trend. A leading entomologist at Sweet Briar College in Virginia, Lincoln Brower, states that the main culprits for the monarch population decline are herbicide-resistant soybean and corn crops (GMOs). How much more proof do we need that GMOs may not be all they are cracked up to be?

Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Like us on Facebook:
0 Comments
shutterstock_526346818

Sheep Farmer Fined For Killing Swans – How Anti-Cruelty Laws Are Never For The Animals

The law reprimands him, not because he killed the swans, but because his treatment of them.

shutterstock_526720321

Relationships With Non-Vegans And Why They’re Problematic

Engaging in animal exploitation every day should be a deal breaker.

note

For Those Upset By The New £5 Notes

We’re merely telling the non-vegan public that one form of animal use is worse than another.