Mission Monarch is a community science program aiming at gathering data on monarch and milkweed distribution and abundance. This knowledge will allow researchers to identify the monarch’s breeding hotspots and implement efficient conservation actions. Participants find milkweed, look for monarch caterpillars and share their observations with scientists on the Mission Monarch website.
The program is a joint initiative of the Insectarium – Montréal Space for Life and the Institut de recherche en biodiversité végétale. It is part of an international research and education effort aimed at saving the migratory populations of this endangered species.