For the past year, scientists at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute have been working with aviation and aerospace leaders, led by Airbus to launch the “Partners in the Sky” program using aviation and aerospace technology to create a first-of-its-kind global animal-tracking system.
Last year’s low of 60 million now seems great compared with the fewer than 3 million that have shown up this year. Some experts fear that the spectacular migration could be near collapse.
The migration of rural people to cities in the Brazilian Amazon often does not result in hoped-for poverty alleviation or biodiversity conservation, according to a professor at the University of Lancaster Environment Centre.
A new study of the Monarch butterflies’ winter nesting grounds in central Mexico says small-scale logging is worse than previously thought and may be contributing to threats facing the Monarch’s singular migration pattern.
A documentary that captures in minute detail the insect’s 2,000-mile trek across North America to Mexico premieres this week – and is tipped to be nature’s next screen success.