Monarch Butterfly Conservation Challenges and Opportunities Allison Cowie Stephen Mershon Hannah Rieden Emily Yates http://cache3.asset-cache.net/gc/185302115-monarch-butterflies-in-motion-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=Rpvibk8FCIBo%2Fdpszbki%2F8%2BqpoCSj4Mbg7fE60F7CTU%3D Todays Migration Route http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xBUVWebQoyQ/UJ_6j79KnPI/AAAAAAAAAdo/
cQu6Avg6Q18/s1600/butterflies.jpg Challenges The Disciplines Agriculture Deforestation Paid Environmental Services NGOs Policy Solutions/Opportunities Challenges Milkweed (Pleasants and Oberhauser 2013)
o 85-92% of monarch larvae feed on milkweed o 58% of milkweed has disappeared Habitat loss (DellAmore 2014; Brower et al. 2006) o 2012: inhabit 2.76 acres in MBBR o 2013: 1.65 acres in MBBR (44% less) o 80% of monarchs have disappeared from Midwest http://monarch-butterfly.info/images/monarch%20butterfly%20photo.gif Geography Social geographers study the
environment in which specific human activities occur, focusing heavily on the social factors and forces involved (Social Geography 2014) http://www.cozumelinsider.com/images/traveltalk/201411/monarchmap.jpg Psychology Connection between humans and surroundings o The biophilia hypothesis and land use (Kellert 1993) o Environmental risk perception (Bhm and Tanner 2012) o Informational strategies (Bhm and Tanner 2012; Abrahamse and Matthies 2012) o Incentives (Barkin 2003) http://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2014_40/694726/141001-monarch_b982e4143e3125b1e945dcd0eeaa35a3.jpg
Economics The branch of knowledge that deals with the production, consumption, and transfer of wealth Key Insights (Backhouse and Medema 2009) o o o Economic Value of Pollinators (Gallai et al. 2009) Willingness to Pay (Diffendorfer et al. 2014) Social Discounting (Shaw et al. 2012) http://media.economist.com/images/images-magazine/
2011/02/26/am/20110226_amp001.jpg Political Science The study of rules and power and government systems Applied to Monarchs: o o o o o ESA (Bean 2009) Hybrid governance Scale: International & Local (Lopez-Hoffman 2009; Patterson 1999) NGOs (Price 1994)
Sanctuaries (Alisau 2002) http:// www.ecorazzi.co m/wp-content/ uploads/ 2013/03/ monarchbutterfly592x391.jpg Agriculture Glyphosate-resistant crops in Midwest (Pleasants and Oberhauser 2013) GMO crops: utilitarian with little perceived risk (Bhm and Tanner 2012; Diffendorfer et al. 2014; Barkin 2003) Economic Worth of Butterflies o Annual economic worth of more than $200 billion
(Gallai et al. 2009) http://www.organicgardening.com/sites/default/ files/monarch-butterfly-300.jpg Deforestation Utilitarian vs. aesthetic (Kellert 1993) Changing perceived risk of deforestation for indigenous population (Vidal et al. 2014; Barkin 2003; Lpez-Hoffman et al. 2010) Closing illegal roads to reduce logging (Ramirez et al. 2007) Government sanctioned forest reserves (Alisau 2002) http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/45530000/jpg/
_45530672_50a83f96-573f-42fc-b0f0-196aae05a743.jpg Paid Environmental Services Ecotourism Butterfly houses Tours of the MBBR (removes economic incentive for illegal logging) Aquaculture Sustainable trout farming in conjunction with minor logging activity http://0.tqn.com/y/gomexico/1/S/F/4/-/-/butterfly_trail.jpg PES: Ecotourism Butterfly House Industry
designed to profit off of aesthetic, symbolic valuation (Boppr and Vane-Wright 2012) Incentives to Conserve (Barkin 2003) http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-content/photos/000/845/cache/84554_990x742-cb1412889852.jpg PES: Aquaculture Sustainable trout farming could be very lucrative for some areas in MBBR (Lopez-Garcia et al. 2014) Trout is a nutritious food source Surplus will sell for a good price http://media.treehugger.com/assets/images/2011/10/farmed-fish-trout-photo.jpg
Removes economic incentive for illegal logging NGOs Education and Conservation Monarca Xerces Society (Price 1994) (Price 1994) (Center 2014) https://simec.conanp.gob.mx/imgs/logos/Logo%20Monarca.png http://apoidea-apiary.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/xerces-society-logo.jpg
Policy International goal setting & informational strategies (Lpez-Hoffman 2010; Flockhart et al. 2013) ESA (Bean 2009) Petition to label monarchs as endangered (Center 2014) Hybrid Governance and Scale
(Lopez- Hoffman 2009; Patterson 1999) Scaled out management of MBBR (Cohen and McCarthy 2014) http://witnessla.com/files//home/witnessl/public_html/files/2008/12/ endangered-species-act-2.jpg Solutions and Recommendations Financial incentives
International goal setting Hybrid governance http://www.ecotravelmexico.com/img/monarch/ monarch.jpg Scale ESA petition Preservation of habitats Education
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