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Monarch Population Status

16 July 2015 | Author: Chip Taylor

"Recalculating! Recalculating!" That's what I hear from the GPS system in my car every time I make a wrong turn. The satellite that is tracking my position has detected that I've deviated from the course that my system plotted for ...

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Monarch Population Status

6 May 2015 | Author: Chip Taylor

"Monarch Futures" If there were such a thing as Monarch Futures* on the market right now, I’d buy all I could. The immediate future for monarchs looks bright - there is a good chance the population will increase this year. Last ...

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Monarch Population Status

27 January 2015 | Author: Chip Taylor

World Wildlife Mexico in collaboration with SEMARNAT and CONANP and the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve (MBBR) announced the total forest area occupied by overwintering monarch colonies early this morning in Mexico City. Nine colonies were located this winter season with ...

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Monarch Population Status: Addendum

2 September 2014 | Author: Chip Taylor

As an addendum to our Monarch Population Status report posted on 29 July 2014, I offer the following: Reports from throughout the breeding range indicate an increase in monarch numbers roughly along the lines projected in May. The migration is already ...

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Monarch Population Status

29 July 2014 | Author: Chip Taylor

Those of you who follow monarchs closely are aware that the monarch population has been declining for the last 10 years with significant drops in the population each of the last three years. The number of trees and total area ...

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Monarch Population Status

29 January 2014 | Author: Chip Taylor

The overwintering numbers are in from Mexico and once again it’s bad news. The numbers are not a surprise; as early as May, we predicted that the population would be lower this winter. I’ll discuss our reasons for this expectation ...

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Monarch Population Status

29 May 2013 | Author: Chip Taylor

Will this be a lean year for monarchs followed by another low overwintering population? A slow start, a small population and some predictions Monarchs are off to a slow start this year, with the number moving north in May at an all ...

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Monarch Population Status

14 March 2013 | Author: Chip Taylor

The World Wildlife Fund-Mexico / Telcel Alliance, in collaboration with Mexico’s National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP), held a press conference late on the 13th of March 2013 to announce the results of the status of the monarch populations ...

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Monarch Population Status

20 August 2012 | Author: Chip Taylor

In early July I wrote the text for the pre-migration newsletter that goes out with the tagging kits in which I stated that there was no real basis for making a prediction about the size of the fall migratory population: "If ...

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Monarch Population Status

30 July 2012 | Author: Chip Taylor

A year like no other... There has been no year in the 117 years of climate records for the United States that matches what we have all experienced in the last 12 months. We have been tracking how monarchs are affected ...

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