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New MJV Handouts

Dec 15, 2016


  • MJV Partnership News

The Monarch Joint Venture has just released two new informational resources in our monarch conservation handout series! We have created these reader-friendly, two page, color handouts to address questions, concerns, or topics that drive a lot of interest from our partners and the general public. If you have thoughts about a topic that we haven’t covered, please let us know.

Monarch and Milkweed Misconceptions:

When it comes to monarch conservation, one thing is certain – without milkweed (plant species in the genus Asclepias) there would be no monarchs. Milkweed is not always recognized for its important connection to monarchs, in fact, historically it has come with some very negative connotations. In this document, the Monarch Task Force of the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign aims to de-mystify some common monarch and milkweed misconceptions. Read this handout here.

Monarch Conservation: How to Get Involved

The monarch butterfly is an iconic species in North America, known for its international migration spanning four to five generations. Monarchs are in serious decline and an all-hands-on-deck approach is needed to protect their amazing migratory phenomenon. Everyone can contribute to monarch conservation through habitat creation, educating others, participating in research, or financial contributions to conservation groups. Read this handout here.

These handouts, and more, are available for download on the MJV resources page. Any of the PDFs in our series can be downloaded for free, and we encourage you to do so!


The Monarch Joint Venture is a national partnership of federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, and academic programs working together to conserve the monarch butterfly migration. The content in this article does not necessarily reflect the positions of all Monarch Joint Venture partners. Header photo by Kurt Harvey.