9 MARCH 1998. MEXICO: MONARCH BUTTERFLY MORTALITY

Illegal logging, combined with forest fires and record cold associated with El Nino, are threatening Mexico's wintering poulations of monarch butterflies, with up to 12 inches of dead butterflies covering the ground in some areas. Heavy logging is removing monarch wintering habitat.

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