In 2017, the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) established the Western Monarch Working Group (WMWG) to proactively lead a multi-state cooperative effort for conservation of the western monarch population. The WAFWA directors articulated the purpose of this newest WAFWA work group is to identify and promote unified, ecosystem-based management approaches at the landscape-level for the western population of the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus plexippus), and pollinators in general, across all partner agencies and interested partners.
The WMWG established several near-term objectives specifically to inform the SSA, including the development of a western Monarch Conservation Plan, which was completed and approved by WAFWA at their January 2019 mid-winter meeting. Future objectives will focus on implementation of actions contained within the Conservation Plan with the long-term goal of improving status and maintaining persistence for the monarch throughout the western portion of the species range into the foreseeable future (50 years).
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