Monarch butterflies occupy more forest area in Mexico

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A monarch butterfly rests on the ground at the Sierra Chincua butterfly sanctuary on a mountain in Angangeo, Michoacan November 24, 2016. Reuters

MEXICO CITY (Xinhua) – The Monarch butterflies have occupied 6.05 acres of Mexican forest during its annual hibernation period, an area 144 percent larger than they covered in the 2017-2018 period, Mexico’s National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (Conanp) said Wednesday.

Every fall, millions of the butterflies with the orange-colored wings migrate 4,000 km from southern Canada and the northern United States to hibernate during the winter in a sanctuary of forests in western and central Mexico.

The area inhabited by the butterflies during the 2018-2019 period is positive news, for the preservation of the butterflies, said Andrew Rhodes, national commissioner of Protected Natural Areas.

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