Photo of the Week: Tobias Schiefer

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Monarch butterfly at Munich’s botanical gardens. Photograph: Tobias Schiefer.

A Monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, rests on a plant at the tropical butterfly house at Munich’s botanical gardens. Monarch butterflies have been the focus of many environmental campaigns on account of their dwindling numbers. Their demise has been linked to human activity, most recently in relation to the use of neonicotinoid pesticides.

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