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Mexican butterflies threatened by severe storms

Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:53 pm
by edfrank
Mexican butterflies threatened by severe storms
Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:35pm GMT

http://af.reuters.com/article/energyOil ... 4720100816
MEXICO CITY Aug 16 (Reuters) - Fabled monarch butterflies are facing a new threat from severe storms that have devastated some sanctuary forests in Mexico, conservation groups said on Monday.
The Nature Conservancy said in a news conference that storm damage in Mexico's 13,000-hectare (32,124 acre) monarch reserve is yet another blow to the fragile butterflies, which arrived in Mexico in record low numbers last season after a 2,000-mile (3,200 km) journey from spots as far north as Canada