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The Big Lie about Monarch Butterflies

Join NOVA producer Arlo Pérez as he unlearns a “fact” he was taught as a child.

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By Arlo Perez

Discover a piece of false information about monarch butterflies and Mexico’s Indigenous Purépecha community, and why tourism may be partly to blame.

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