Representatives from 23 states in Mexico and civil society organizations participated in a meeting during the Fifth Annual Meeting of the Monarch Butterfly Monitoring National Network.
The regional director of the Neo Volcanic Center and Axis of the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas, Gloria Tavera Alonso, highlighted that the migratory phenomenon of Monarch Butterfly is being observed, since records had been very low in the 2013-2014 season.
The federal official said that this network began in 2014 as part of the agreements made by the leaders of Canada, the United States and Mexico for the care of the butterfly in its passage through these countries.
“This is due to an intention that governments have put on the table, but where civil society has played a leading role and a real committed participation throughout all this time,” she said.
She pointed out that these meetings “have allowed us to generate a series of fundamental information and make the best decisions to conserve territories along the migratory route, as well as the hibernation habitats located in the center of the country, in the State of Mexico and Michoacán “.
She indicated that this is the first meeting that takes place outside the states of the center of the country because Coahuila is the gateway to Mexico during the migration of the monarch butterfly.
Tavera Alonso mentioned that the largest flow, the largest number of butterflies that come from Canada and across the entire United States, enters through Coahuila, between the municipalities of Ciudad Acuña and Piedras Negras.
“We wanted to make a tribute, highlight the importance of the Monarch Butterfly migration, and we thank this entity and the municipality of Saltillo, is the place to promote the participation of society and pollinators to make gardens and festivals that promote sensitivity and awareness of the conservation of this species,” she said.
Coahuila is an emblematic site on the subject of the monarch butterfly, since 25 years ago they started the program Correo Real, which has been the inspiration for many of the people who have worked with this species.
The group urged all civil society to monitor in real time, on the platform NaturaLista Monarca through an application, the migration map.