Monarch Extinction (substantial evidence?)

Paul Cherubini monarch at
Wed Nov 19 19:17:21 EST 2003

> The Cerro Pelón Monarch Sanctuary is more than half of the reserve, right?

Well, about 10-15% of the monarchs in Mexico stay at the Cerro Pelon Sanctuary

> An article says that the [Pelon] Monarch Preserve loses 300 hectares (2.4 Acre/Ha)
> annually.

Orbiting satellites show the Cerro Pelon sanctuary looks largely unchanged from
1973 to 2000.

Doug, it seems to me if existing monarch cluster habitat was truly being cut
down, it would be big news and newspapers and magazines would be filled
with photos showing the devastation.  But have you seen a single article that
shows photos of monarch cluster habitat at Pelon that has been destroyed by 

Paul Cherubini


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