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TICKET PRICE INCLUDES

Dinner, Presentation

& Donation

$1200 MXN

TUESDAY

JANUARY 4, 2022

7:00 PM

HOPE
FOR THE
MONARCHS

INTRODUCTION
Fundraiser for Monarch Butterflies
 

Dr. Pablo Jaramillo Lopez is a soil expert and research scientist from Ecuador, and currently living in Morelia, Michoacan.  Having spent many years working in the Mariposa Biosphere Sanctuaries of Mexico, we are pleased to introduce Dr. Jaramillo as a guest speaker at our fundraiser for his scientific research.

As grants are difficult to obtain in Mexico, we are pleased to offer this chance for locals to participate in assisting with Dr. Jaramillo's important research.  100% of all funds raised for donation are directed to Dr. Jaramillo's research, and we invite guests to increase their donations if you enjoy his presentation. 

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LOCATION
Patzcuaro, Michoacan
 

Patzcuaro is located at an altitude of approximately 7200 feet above sea level.  Our dinner presentation will be held at Bistro Monarca Restaurant, and will include a set menu with 3 options for the main course.  

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HOPE FOR THE MONARCHS

A Fundraiser for Scientific Research

3 COURSE SET MENU

We will announce the menu for this shortly!

PRESENTATION

Dr. Jaramillo Lopez will offer a presentation that lasts about 40 mins.  His visual presentation includes slides from his research, as well as fun stories and helpful insights into how we can personally assist the Monarchs, in our every day life.

QUESTION & ANSWER PERIOD

Do you have any questions about the Monarch Butterfly habitat and their survival?  Please be prepared to ask questions following Dr. Jaramillo's presentation!

WE HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATION AND WILL JOIN US FOR OUR TOUR TO THE RESERVE

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INTRODUCTION DR. PABLO JARAMILLO LOPEZ
PHD: Soil Expert
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Dr. Jaramillo studied agriculture in his native country of Ecuador before   completing  his   doctorate   in  biology  at  the  University  of 

Western Ontario in Canada. His dissertation research focused on reusing human byproducts (organic residues) to create a soil amendment to improve soil conditions for agricultural and forestry applications.  
In Ontario, Dr. Jeremy McNeil introduced Dr. Jaramillo to the incredible monarch butterfly migration that originates there. Dr. McNeil    encouraged    Dr. Jaramillo    to   apply   for a  postdoctoral fellowship at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Dr. Jaramillo’s postdoctoral led him to his current position in the  department  of  agroecology at  the Research  Institute  for 

for   Ecosystems  and  Sustainability  at  the  National Autonomous University of Mexico in Morelia, Michoacan.

 

Having worked with late etymologist, Dr. Lincoln Brower, who made the monarch butterfly migration known worldwide, Dr. Jaramillo has a unique perspective on monarch butterfly biology and conservation. His philosophy is that the local people must be educated about the relationship between the monarchs and the forest where they live, as a means for safeguarding the health of the butterfly forest, which has been threatened by illegal logging. Dr. Jaramillo’s postdoctoral project was a turning point in his life. The project focused on improving the soil ecosystem for more efficient reforestation practices in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. During the process, Dr. Jaramillo collaborated with an indigenous community that lives inside the Reserve. Through the project, 94% seedling survival rates were achieved, and the forest ecosystem was restored in just four years. Collaborating with local communities and promoting their well-being is the only way to effectively conserve the forest ecosystem that monarchs choose as their overwintering grounds, as it has curbed deforestation and rendered new economic means for former loggers. This project earned Dr. Jaramillo the 2014 Pollinator Advocate Award which has encouraged local efforts to continue finding ways to conserve the forests that host monarch butterflies during the winter.

Visiting the monarch butterfly overwintering colonies with Dr. Jaramillo is a wonderful experience not only focused on learning more about these incredible insects but also to see how all of us can help conserve and protect these iconic winged creatures.
 

This fundraiser will help Dr. Jaramillo fund his research.  Thank you for participating in this wonderful project, and please promote this to anyone you know who may be interested in supporting initiatives to help the majestic Monarch Butterfly.

PHOTO GALLERIES

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