Friday May 08, 2020
Friday May 08, 2020
"We can't talk about deforestation in Mexico without talking about herbicides and the mowing of Milkweed in the US. Both are harming the Monarchs, and solving these problems will help bring their populations back up. We have to cooperate."
In this episode I talk to Jose Luis Alvarez Alcala, a Mexican tree nurseryman, who has for decades been growing trees for reforestation projects.
He tells me about what the arrival of the monarch of the butterflies in the Michoacán mountains signifies to the indigenous people of Mexico, his decades long work of reforestation where the butterflies winter and the areas surrounding to help the local communities. The struggles that monarch creatures are facing and how the fight to conserve the monarch butterflies needs to be fought in the two countries, reformatting in Mexico and planting milked in the us. Stay tuned as we learn about this magical creatures.
Since 2017, Forests for Monarchs has partnered with the Mexican Hass Avocado Importers Association (MHAIA) to promote reforestation and forest and watershed restoration. Together, to-date they have planted 800,000 trees to to restore forests, convert farming land back to forest, and to help conserve monarch butterfly winter habitat as well as to improve water and soil conditions.
Please support Jose and in his project to help the Long-Term Survival of the Monarch Butterfly
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Great podcast, very informative! I had no idea our avocado addiction was destroying the monarch habitat. I’ve got a few caterpillars on my milkweed plants that I’m trying to protect.
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