In the Mexican Mountains
On February 17, 2009, MonarchLIVE webcast and broadcast from the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve at Sierra Chincua, Mexico. This program was the first-ever live broadcast and webcast from these remote mountains where the monarch butterfly overwinters.
The 60-minute program was hosted by Paulo Quadri with the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas in Mexico (http://www.conanp.gob.mx/). The program featured biologist Felipe Martínez, also with CONANP, and Dr. Isabel Ramirez with the National University of Mexico discussing:
-- Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
-- rules for visiting the sanctuaries
-- history of finding the overwintering sites
-- migration biology
-- overwintering biology
-- oyamel forest
-- estimate of the overwintering population
-- predators and problems of surviving the winter
-- migration cycle
-- conservation and sustainability, and
-- tourism, the local economy, and ejido system of land management.
CLICK HERE to watch the program in English.
CLICK HERE to watch the program in Spanish.
OPRIME AQUÍ para mirar el programa en español.