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Name of Project: Forests for Monarchs

Location: Mexico

Number of Trees Planted: 100,000

American Forests is continuing its partnership with the La Cruz Habitat Protection Project by planting 100,000 trees which will ensure the survival of the monarch butterflies by restoring their wintering habitat. Since 2006, this project has worked with local people by planting trees on their lands, training them in managing these forests and providing environmental education in schools near planting areas. The trees will provide forest cover and stabilize eroded lands and mountainsides, protect springs and streams and provide a much-needed buffer zone between the monarch’s winter home and the expanding human population in the region.


This project was supported by our corporate partner, the Alcoa Foundation.

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