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Addition of monarch butterflies on list of threatened species

The Monarch butterfly, loved globally by all and a North American icon, is now on the list of endangered species.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said in a press release that the butterfly is about to collapse due to rising temperatures and the destruction of the insect’s natural environment. According to a survey, the population of monarch butterflies has decreased by around 70% during the past ten years.

According to IUCN, “a specific population group in the Western United States has decreased by approximately 99.9 percent.” There is a lot that has to be done to safeguard the species, according to Dr. Sean T. O’Brien, President and CEO of Nature Serve.ther butterflies and animals have also succumbed to the effects of climate change as a result of the discovery of more holes in the ozone layer.