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Monarch Butterfly Populations Are Plummeting. The Western monarch population stood in the millions in the 1980s. In 2017, an annual count found 200,000 butterflies. In 2018, the tally fell to about 30,000.
What's Happening to the Monarch Butterfly Population? Research pins the loss on a variety of factors including development, climate change, farming practices and the widespread use of pesticides on home and business lawns.
More than beautiful, monarch butterflies