The Miami blue butterfly, once thought to be extinct, is now protected by the Endangered Species Act. Only 50 of these butterflies were alive in 2003, and they were isolated in the Florida Keys. Since then, only some populations have survived. Thankfully, now the Miami blue butterfly is officially on the endangered species list, making it illegal to harm them. Let’s hope this butterfly species’ numbers can recover!
Read the full article on these butterflies here: http://www.ouramazingplanet.com/2726-endangered-blue-butterfly-protected.html
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