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The Mexican government reported the lowest recorded levels of Monarchs after conducting their annual census in the butterflies' winter home. With Monarchs occupying only 2.94 acres of forest, the latest figures mark a 59 percent decline from just two years ago, likely exacerbated by droughts and high temperatures in the American Midwest, where the Monarch seeks food in the summer. Urge the EPA to intervene before it’s too late!
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The monarch butterfly is one of the most recognizable and revered butterflies in all the world.

Each year, the monarchs begin a remarkable journey when they fly north to lay their eggs—some as far as 3,000 miles. For three brief generations, each lasting only one or two months, the monarchs mate and breed. The fourth generation of butterflies then returns to Mexico where they hibernate in a remote forest for six to eight months, until it is time to repeat the process.

It is a process that has continued uninterrupted for 250,000 years, but the last 15 years have seen dwindling numbers. In the US, modern pesticides are killing milkweed, a primary source of nutrition. In Mexico, illegal loggers destroy their habitat.

Don't let this crown jewel slip away. Urge the EPA to develop a monarch butterfly rescue plan.

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To the Administrator of the EPA:

The beautiful monarch butterfly is facing some tough times. This North American symbol of majesty and peace has seen a sharp increase in habitat and food source loss over the past few years, which can mostly be attributed to illegal logging and modern pesticides.

The monarch butterfly has a fascinating and unique life cycle. Each year when the cycle begins, the butterflies fly north to lay their eggs. Three sets of generations are born within the next few months, and survive by feeding on their chosen source of nutrition—the milkweed plant. In fall, the fourth generation migrates thousands of miles to warmer climates like Mexico, where they band together in massive droves and hibernate in Oyamel trees.

But both ends of this life cycle are now being threatened. Farmers in the United States have begun using pesticides that kill off milkweed, and logging in Mexico continues to deplete the monarch habitat. The butterflies are facing trouble in each step of their growth.

I am writing in hopes that you will acknowledge this growing problem and devise a strategy to save our majestic monarch from further destruction.

Thank you.

Petition Signatures


Apr 14, 2018 Lisa Whipple
Apr 14, 2018 Beverlee Johnson
Apr 11, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 10, 2018 Mary Whitcomb
Apr 7, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 5, 2018 DEBBIE CONRAD
Apr 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 5, 2018 Helen Smylie
Apr 5, 2018 Tilly Hancock
Apr 5, 2018 Beau Ryba
Apr 5, 2018 Cheryl Free
Apr 4, 2018 Christine Evans
Apr 3, 2018 Gwen Boyer
Apr 2, 2018 Lynette Notte
Apr 2, 2018 inge nespolon
Apr 2, 2018 Monika Saluter
Apr 2, 2018 susan shawket
Mar 30, 2018 carri perani-welsh
Mar 29, 2018 cathy king
Mar 29, 2018 Jane Fuhrman
Mar 29, 2018 Annie Rosen
Mar 29, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 28, 2018 PAM WALLACE
Mar 27, 2018 WENDY LEVY
Mar 27, 2018 Dolores O'Connor
Mar 26, 2018 Albert Meyer
Mar 26, 2018 Kate Ravenstein
Mar 26, 2018 barbara gale
Mar 25, 2018 Leanne Keane
Mar 25, 2018 AnnIe Muril
Mar 25, 2018 Ann Beal I have not seen a Monarch on my property for about 4 years. The last time I saw them, there were only two and they were dying. Chemtrails? I don't use RoundUP but I know some people do in my area.
Mar 25, 2018 Petra Stadtmueller
Mar 25, 2018 Juile Yan
Mar 25, 2018 Dave Garcin
Mar 25, 2018 Donna War
Mar 25, 2018 Julie Norwood
Mar 25, 2018 Dennis Dougherty
Mar 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2018 Leslie Vanlessen
Mar 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 20, 2018 Theresa Boisseau
Mar 20, 2018 David Powell
Mar 19, 2018 Holly Putman
Mar 19, 2018 carol king
Mar 19, 2018 Serenella Castri
Mar 19, 2018 Maria Arteaga
Mar 18, 2018 lisa carter
Mar 18, 2018 Patty Collett
Mar 17, 2018 Brent Pennell
Mar 15, 2018 Lorri MacQueen i grow milkweed all over my yard just for the monarchs

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