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Answers from the Students in Mexico Spring 2012
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Next, we interviewed Libardo Martínez Vidal. He was visiting Angangueo that morning and just about to ride the bus back home to La Salud community, located on the way to El Rosario Sanctuary:

1. What do you like most about Monarchs visiting our region?

Libardo: "Everything. They have made our region famous worldwide. We owe so much to them."

2. We heard a couple of years ago that illegal logging hurt the villages. How did it affect you? How did it affect the Monarchs?

Libardo: "For years now we all know how illegal logging affects us all and our future. We feel very sad and impotent about it. We know that not only Monarchs and their habitat are at risk, but that water supply and global environmental equilibrium is now at risk in our planet. I am confident that we new generations are being more and more sensible to the environment and that we will, little by little, do more and more to stop this."

3. Do you have any recommendations for children in the north to help Monarchs?

Libardo: "Not cutting trees, not polluting in any way and taking care of water could be the best we could do for them."

Students at the Monarch Butterfly 's winter home in Mexico.

Libardo

Last, we interviewed Junior High school student Octavio Pérez (14 yrs.) who was born and lives in Angangueo:

1. Do you get excited in the fall when it is time for the Monarchs to fly back to México?

Octavio: "We do, of course. The working season starts for many people in town and our communities, besides we get lots of visitors from all over the county and abroad. The town looks much more lively."

2. Are there any Monarchs during the month of April still in México?

Octavio: "Hardly a small amount will stay during the first days of that month."

3. Do you have any recommendations for children in the north to help Monarchs?

Octavio: "Not cutting trees and reforesting could be the best, I believe."

 

Students at the Monarch Butterfly 's winter home in Mexico.

Octavio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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