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Dr. Karen Oberhauser: Monarch butterflies under threat

Dr. Karen Oberhauser, from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, will be available for interviews on July 14th, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET.

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Interview opportunity available: 

Thursday, July 14th, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET

In 23 states, transportation departments, local governments and/or energy companies have committed to preserving habitat for monarch butterflies, a species whose numbers have steeply declined and could soon be listed as endangered.

Available expert:

Dr. Karen Oberhauser is a professor of entomology and director of the arboretum at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She can discuss topics including:

  • Threats facing monarchs, including habitat loss, climate change, and use of pesticides;
  • Efforts to protect the species and whether they are working; and
  • How people can get involved in “citizen science” projects to contribute to research on monarch butterflies.

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