Butterflies North and South: Conservation

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Introduction

In this learning collection, we will examine some Canadian threatened habitats and the butterflies at risk within them. We will also examine the special conservation issues raised by Monarchs, which migrate across North America thus illustrating the international repercussions of habitat loss. And finally, we will examine the conservation issues encountered in Peru, where perhaps the world’s greatest butterfly diversity is found.

In reading the regional sections it should be remembered that in general moths’ and butterflies’ distribution and abundance is not sufficiently monitored. Thus it is difficult to adequately and accurately determine individual species status.

This learning collection is a portion of the Butterflies North and South virtual museum web site. If you want to learn more about butterflies, please visit our website virtualmuseum.ca.

Other learning collections based on the Butterflies North and South virtual museum exhibit include:
  • Butterflies North and South
  • Butterfly Biology
  • Butterflies North and South: Activities

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