MC: If you read this article, I think you realize early on that migration is not only of the people as many do forget. Many animals migrate to and from locations in different seasons, for different reasons and to mate. The migration of the monarchs is actually interesting because not only do we learn that these monarchs migrate down to Mexico, but it gives us another reason to study how geographical locations, people and economy affect the monarchs.
With this being said, illegal logging is what is causing these monarchs to lose their place to live, eat, and procreate during the winter season in the US. Not only does Mexico have a drug problem as far as trafficking goes but they also have this issue of individuals selling timber illegaly. We know that the economy is good and at times bad in Mexico...Depending on your social class more than likely bad. The fact that people are still looking for ways to survive by illegally cutting down trees shows us that people regardless of law will do what it takes to survive. Many of the trees being cut down come from corporations (maybe) or from people who are looking to sell to corporations and are seeking only economic gain. Sadly for the monarchs, the laws in Mexico can only go so far, the police as well. Though they have armed officers patrolling the reserves, the loss of forest and land to the logging was significant enough that to this day they must continue to monitor it. Pollution within this region affects the climate which also affects the forest. Its a circle that needs to stop..but if it does, at what cost to the people, monarchs and nation?