In return, landowners and managers (in the form of an authorization) are assured that no additional requirements will be imposed beyond ccaA activities if the monarch butterfly is mentioned. The CCAA operates in the same way as an insurance policy for organizations that are part of the agreement, which ensures security in the face of disputes that may arise as part of the cash list and protects against any rapid policy changes when adopted by the USFWS or a court decision. But this insurance policy also brings incredible benefits to monarchs by creating and maintaining a much-needed habitat in the country. Partners who sign up for the agreement through a Certificate of Inclusion will create, improve and preserve monarch butterfly habitat, as well as their general activities, vegetation management, maintenance and modernization under existing priority rights. Improved survival authorization allows for the accidental admission of monarch butterflies that may result from these activities within access rights to registered countries if the monarch butterfly is protected under the Federal Minor Species Act (ESA). As previously reported (Fish and Wildlife Service consent deadline for Monarch Butterfly Listing Decision), the service was invited in 2014 to list the monarch butterfly under the Fish Species Act, and must decide by the end of this year whether a registration is warranted. For more information on the CCAA and the efforts of the Butterfly Protection Service, including individual support, please visit the Save the Monarch website. Electricity and gas suppliers have a new and urgent priority to rethink their land management practices in the face of a shrinking insect population worldwide. These include the iconic orange-black monarch butterfly, which can be added to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) as early as next year. Given the magnitude of its spread across the 48 lower states, protected status for the monarch butterfly could lead to further restrictions, further project delays and higher costs through regulatory consultations. But it is also an opportunity for utility companies to adapt their vegetation management practices, create valuable habitat for the monarch butterfly and other pollinators on their land, and perhaps even rule out the need for a federal list.