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Monarch butterflies could get endangered species status

Clip: 01/11/2015 | 1m 49s

Every year, millions of North American monarch butterflies head south for the winter -- but recently their numbers have plummeted by up to 90 percent. In Washington, responding to a petition submitted by conservation organizations, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced a year-long review that could mean the the butterflies are placed on the Endangered Species List.

Aired: 01/11/15

Rating: NR

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