Telling this story is of utmost importance, not only to inform people about the delicate state of pollinators and the environment, but also as a call to action to learn about the ways how we can help save monarchs and other pollinators. How we engage with our communities to do their part to fight climate change and build a more sustainable world is integral to survival of the human species. The Monarch Ultra provides an opportunity for dialogue about pollinators and their significance to biodiversity and food security. The Monarch Ultra team hopes to see the monarch butterfly become a symbol of resiliency, strength, and empowerment that motivates people into conservation action. We also hope that this inspiring project is just the beginning of a larger movement to help protect pollinator species worldwide.
WAYS TO SUPPORT MONARCH CONSERVATION: 1. Visit our Global Partners page to learn more about and donate to the organizations working towards monarch conservation. 2. Create and preserve pollinator habitat, including planting milkweed and other nectar-rich plants. For more information, visit the Monarch Joint Venture's website. 3. Join Journey North citizen scientists as they track monarch butterfly migrations each fall and spring as monarch butterflies migrate to and from Mexico. 4. Host Monarch Festivals and community screenings of monarch documentaries. 5. Use nature-friendly products and avoid pesticides. For more information, visit Pollinator Partnership's website. 6. Spread the word that milkweed is a beneficial and host plant for the monarch butterfly. 7. Support communities that protect monarch overwintering sanctuaries, such as the Cerro Pelon Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary in Macheros, Mexico. 8. Host Mini-Monarch Ultras at your schools, and get kids engaged in environmental and climate action.