Millions of butterflies clapped their tiny wings as Mexican President Felipe Calderon yesterday announced a plan to curb logging and protect habitat for migrating monarchs. Mexico has already boosted anti-logging efforts, resulting in a 48 percent drop in illegal tree-chopping in the last year. Calderon hopes the additional funding to be put toward the existing Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve will boost tourism. “It is possible to take care of the environment and at the same time promote development,” he said. Ooh, we’re all a-flutter.

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