My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Monarch Butterfly Fund, Madison, WI, USA
Monarch Butterfly Fund's strategy focuses on protecting and expanding the forest in the Monarchs' overwintering habitat. In addition, they have programs to educate local people about the butterflies as well as sustainable development projects to help locals make money in ways other than logging.
Without these local initiatives in Mexico, the species will not survive. Protecting habitat in the U.S. is not part of this charity's mission, not should it be, since it would be spreading itself too thin. I am currently a citizen science participant in the Monarch Watch tagging program, and they and other groups are working very hard on the habitat issue in North America. I would be sad if people criticized us for not also working to save the forest in Mexico.
Each group needs to focus its mission, and that is what the Monarch Butterfly Fund has done. I rest better at night knowing there are groups at work protecting the forest where my hand-raised Monarchs will end up needing a place to roost.