Saturday, December 28, 2013

Mariposas Monarcas Seek New Over Wintering Home

"Tenemos que irnos."

December 28, 2013:
Word has come from the Administrative Council of Las Mariposas Monarcas that they will be abandoning their traditional over wintering area in the oyamel (fir) mountains of eastern Michoacán and westernd Estado de México.

The governing body, which administers 4 sanctuaries in said areas made it known in a press conference yesterday that due to the diminishing of the oyamel forest because of illegal logging, and the further diminishing of visitation, for fear of Michoacán's bad rep for violence, that as of the next season, the Monarcas will be in new wintering grounds.

"We are considering various locations, but we like the way La Riviera Maya looks, on the eastern coast of the Yucatán Peninsula.", said Licenciada Inocente Paloma, spokesperson for the Council. She went on to say, "We realize that this may have some negative impact on the local economy but they are resourceful and will find alternative sources of income, such as emigration al otro lado. Personally, I like Playa del Carmen".

¡Adios, amigos, hasta la vista!

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