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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


May 25, 2018 Sibyl Forsberg
May 25, 2018 Andrea Howard
May 24, 2018 Dena Shelangoski
May 23, 2018 Linda Scott
May 23, 2018 Annie Krochmalny
May 23, 2018 Barb Breese
May 22, 2018 Peter Fell
May 22, 2018 Lori Grochowski
May 22, 2018 Tiffany White
May 21, 2018 Pat Adams
May 21, 2018 Jean-Pierre Lacan
May 21, 2018 CAROL BECK
May 21, 2018 Jaci Taylor
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May 21, 2018 Kate Evans
May 21, 2018 Robert Thomson
May 21, 2018 Maureen Wheeler
May 18, 2018 Kimberly Worman
May 17, 2018 KATHLEEN TENNYSON
May 16, 2018 Richard Bosboom
May 15, 2018 Victoria Oakey
May 14, 2018 Ethelyn Barksdale
May 9, 2018 Corinne WOITIEZ
May 9, 2018 Lynne Minore
May 3, 2018 Lisa Saunders
Apr 27, 2018 suzanne caruso
Apr 14, 2018 Lisa Whipple
Apr 14, 2018 Beverlee Johnson
Apr 11, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 10, 2018 Mary Whitcomb
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Apr 5, 2018 DEBBIE CONRAD
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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
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Mar 28, 2018 PAM WALLACE
Mar 27, 2018 WENDY LEVY

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