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Pilot Projects

Biological Monitoring Program in APFF Cuatrociénegas

Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas (Conanp)

Country
Mexico

Region
Coahuila

Agency Type
Federal

Target or Affiliated Species or Habitat
Monarchs

Original Language
Spanish

The biological monitoring program at the Cuatrociénegas Flora and Fauna Protection Area and the Conservation Program for Sustainable Development (Programa de Conservación para el Desarrollo Sostenible—Procodes) have strengthened the application of the national standardized monitoring protocol for the monarch butterfly, which during the last three years has provided important records for butterfly conservation in the Coahuila desert region.

The monarch butterfly project in Cuatrociénegas also includes environmental education talks and workshops at schools and communities in the protected natural area.

  • Juan Carlos Ibarra (2016), Cuatrociénegas Flora and Fauna Protection Area, National Commission for Protected Natural Areas (Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas—Conanp).