Working the Boundaries of Conservation

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July 26, 2022

Nature is a balancing act. From the carbon in our skies to the urban-wild interface that borders our cities and fields, many seemingly small actions can add up to make big changes.

Fortunately, what’s true for tough challenges like climate change and agricultural pesticides is also true for the positive change we can make through collective efforts. This week, we invite you join us in learning more and taking action on behalf of our remarkable wildlife.

International Monarch Monitoring Blitz, July 29 – August 7

Got an eye for monarchs? The Xerces Society and our partners invite you to join a weeklong International Monarch Monitoring Blitz beginning this Friday, July 29. Volunteers help track milkweed, monarch eggs, caterpillars, and/or adults as part of a trinational effort to better understand the monarch butterfly’s breeding productivity, range, and timing in North America. Learn More

How Research About Pesticide Risks Informs Our Efforts to Rewild Agricultural Landscapes
Over the past decade, Xerces has worked with thousands of farmers and land managers to build over a million acres of habitat. Each of these projects is meaningful and important to us, which means we’re always seeking ways to protect the resulting habitat from pesticides.

In this two-part blog, we share recent research on pesticide contamination in agricultural landscapes, and how we apply this knowledge to our work. Read More

Agricultural and Pesticide Interests Seek to Appeal Recent Ruling that Bees can be Protected by California’s Endangered Species Act

On Thursday, July 7, 2022, a consortium of agricultural and pesticide interests filed a petition for review with the California Supreme Court seeking to appeal a recent, unanimous ruling by California’s Third District Court of Appeal that determined that four species of imperiled native bumble bees are eligible for protection under the California Endangered Species Act.

California cannot maintain its exceptional biodiversity or sustain its agricultural system without protecting its native pollinators. Protecting at-risk insect species in California will help ensure that insects can continue to provide these vital ecosystem services. Read More

Upcoming Events

This Wednesday, July 27, join Xerces Director Scott Hoffman Black for a webinar as he shares why nature-based solutions are the key to addressing both climate change and biodiversity loss.

Residents of the Midwest may join a spate of upcoming Xerces field days, including our Farming with Soil Life Short Course in Gary, Indiana, and Bumble Bee Atlas field trainings across the Great Plains and Missouri.

Learn More

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