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Protecting Mexico's magnificent monarchs

Jose Luis Alvarez has planted millions of trees to protect the monarch butterfly
Monarch butterflies are a deep orange with black, tiger-like stripes, and white spots along the edges of their wings. They look spectacular - especially during their annual migration from Canada, thousands of miles south to Mexico. They owe a lot to one man for their survival.

The Mexican man who planted a forest

Jose Luis Alvarez has planted millions of trees to protect the monarch butterfly
Monarch butterflies are a deep orange with black, tiger-like stripes, and white spots along the edges of their wings. They look spectacular - especially during their annual migration from Canada, thousands of miles south to Mexico. They owe a lot to one man for their survival. Saskia Edwards has been to meet him in the forests of Mexico. (Photo credit: Fernando Laposse.)
Trump: Mexico 'to pay for wall indirectly via trade deal'
President Trump demands funding for a US-Mexico border wall in his first TV address from the Oval Office.