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Brian Mann interviewing Monarch butteflies in the mountains of central Mexico in 2002. Photo:  Susan Waters
Brian Mann interviewing Monarch butteflies in the mountains of central Mexico in 2002. Photo: Susan Waters

Story 2.0: Mexico's fragile Monarch sanctuary

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Monarch butterflies that make the long journey from the North Country to Mexico face a lot of threats.

They winter over in mountain forests, taking shelter in trees that loggers also prize, taking up land coveted by poor subsistence farms.

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Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

In the sanctuary, Monarchs literally burden the branches of trees with their cumulative weight. Photo:  Susan Waters
In the sanctuary, Monarchs literally burden the branches of trees with their cumulative weight. Photo: Susan Waters
In 2002, Brian Mann traveled to the mountains of central Mexico to see the butterfly sanctuary.

He talked with the scientists and activists who are trying to save a crucial link in one of the world's great migrations.

We revisit Brian's audio postcard as today's Story 2.0.

 

"This thing is a treasure, comparable to the Mona Lisa, or the Chartres cathedral windows..."

 

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