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Filming in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Michoacán, Mexico

Written on February 22, 2013

Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

The Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Michoacán, Mexico is a conservation area and World Heritage Site within the wintering grounds of the monarch butterfly.

Every year millions of Monarch butterflies migrate thousands of miles from Canada to central Mexico in search of warmer weather.  Tree trunks are covered in thick clusters, the sky fills with movement and the fluttering of millions of wings can be heard through the forest.

The two main areas of access are in Sierra Chincua (213 km from Mexico City) and El Rosario (138 km from Mexico City), both best reached by road.

November to March is the best time to film the monarchs.

Film permits are required and granted on a case by case basis. Permits are free. Strict rules to minimise impact must be obeyed.

Film Crew

Mexico City is the closest major production centre where additional crew and equipment would come from.

If you are looking to film in the Michoacán Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve and require a film fixer or full production service support, please contact us.

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