Monarch butterfly festival starts in Tamaulipas

The monarch butterfly makes its yearly trip south in search of biodiversity, arriving in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas during the last days of October and the first of November.
It can be found in various municipalities in Tamaulipas, resting, feeding and securing safe passage throughout its more than 8,000-kilometer journey across the three countries of North America.
One of the towns where the butterfly stops is Jaumave, Tamaulipas. Citizens there recognize the butterflies’ tenacity and perseverance with a colorful celebration that promotes environmental awareness, connecting the community to its surroundings. Hundreds of families participate in the Monarch Butterfly Festival, started by Gov. Egidio Torre Cantú.
Accompanied by his wife María del Pilar González de Torre; the State Urban Development and Environmental Secretary Humberto René Salinas Treviño; the Federal Natural Resources and Environmental Secretariat representative Jesús González Macías and the hosting mayor José Ramón Eguía Navarro, the governor presented the activities, expositions, culinary and artisanal displays.
Gov. Torre Cantú said that his administration is working for the care, protection and preservation of the environment.
“We are committed to nature, with Jaumave and a sustainable Tamaulipas,” he said.
The secretary of Urban Development and Environment said that the state government is working on a monarch butterfly conservation program according to four main principles: identifying and monitoring their route, education about conservation, and the conservation of cycles and awareness for the population.
He also said that Tamaulipas reports the most monarch butterfly migrations.
Elementary school students are also being educated with teaching material developed by the government to educate them about the importance of conserving this species.
Rural communities participate as well, with more than 70 hectares of communal lands that house the monarch butterfly. Rural citizens are also being trained as field guides, capable of receiving eco-tourists.
Source: THE NEWS

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  1. Reporting from my garden in San Francisco : I have seen only one Monarch butterfly in my garden again this year. Whereas during my youth back in 1943 in the parks of San Francisco … they literally covered the asphalt paths in the hot sun.

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