Monarch Conservation Toolbox

Pilot Projects

Monarchs in the west

Commission nationale des aires naturelles protégées | Parc national de Sierra San Pedro Martir

Baja California Norte

Agency Type
Federal, State

Target or Affiliated Species or Habitat

Original Language

Monarchs in the West (Monarcas en el Oeste) is a digital social network-based tool that fosters monarch butterfly monitoring in order to expand the record of its distribution and recognize the western region as one of its migratory paths. It also seeks to foster public awareness with respect to the species’ conservation and its main passage, stopover and feeding sites.

This initiative, led by Conanp and the Baja California government through the Sierra de San Pedro Mártir National Park, features the participation of the Ensenada municipal government; academia, through the BCMX Herbarium at Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, and civil society through the organizations Pro Esteros, Terra Peninsular, Biocamc and CICEA Papalotzin. Monarchs in the West currently has more than 400 followers who provide information on butterfly sightings in the region.