$1.3 million is now building monarch habitat in the Show Me state.
Over the past 20 years, the North American monarch population has plunged from 1 billion to fewer than 60 million, due to many factors, including loss of critical habitat. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has awarded the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation (MCHF) and their partners two grants to support the recovery of monarch butterflies through 2019.
“We are thrilled to come alongside Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and Missourians for Monarchs (MFM) in efforts to restore the monarch butterfly and its natural habitat,” said Kevin Roper, Executive Director of MCHF. “The grant is focusing on propagation and plantings of food sources for the monarch, and coordination of efforts among conservation groups throughout the state to work together in the restoration effort.”