Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

903135 WDPA ID
135.52 km² Reported Area

Type Terrestrial Protected Areas

Location Mexico


  • Original Name Reserva de la Biósfera de la Mariposa Monarca
  • English Designation World Heritage Site (natural or mixed)
  • IUCN Management Category Not Applicable
  • Status Inscribed
  • Type of Designation International
  • Status Year 2008
  • Sublocation MX-MIC, MX-MEX
  • Governance Type Federal or national ministry or agency
  • Management Authority Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources through the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas
  • Management Plan Not Reported
  • International Criteria (vii)

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Sources (1)

  1. UNESCO World Heritage Sites Updated: 2021 IUCN World Heritage Programme

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UNEP-WCMC (2022). Protected Area Profile for Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve from the World Database of Protected Areas, May 2022. Available at: