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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!
Goal: 30,000 Progress: 25,516
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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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Dear Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe:

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


Feb 20, 2017 Kenneth Budworth
Feb 19, 2017 de car
Feb 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 18, 2017 Natalia Smirnova
Feb 18, 2017 Bernadette CUELLAR
Feb 17, 2017 Lynn Kahl
Feb 16, 2017 Magali LE GUILLOU
Feb 16, 2017 Lynne Huntley
Feb 16, 2017 Jean-Claude Morin
Feb 16, 2017 Kerry Lang
Feb 16, 2017 Roberta Hamilton
Feb 16, 2017 Fred Fall
Feb 15, 2017 Maria Fiorentino
Feb 15, 2017 Pamela Ierubino
Feb 15, 2017 Suzanne Stephens
Feb 15, 2017 Nico Sandman
Feb 14, 2017 Clay Brantley
Feb 13, 2017 Jack Martin
Feb 12, 2017 Stacey Grinko
Feb 11, 2017 Stephanie Mastri
Feb 11, 2017 Julie Hansen
Feb 11, 2017 connie gentry
Feb 10, 2017 Saundra Holloway we must act now to prevent extinction!
Feb 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 10, 2017 José Ángel
Feb 9, 2017 Susan Jones
Feb 9, 2017 brian meegan
Feb 9, 2017 Angela Clement
Feb 9, 2017 cynthia van savage Thank you for helping these beautiful creatures.
Feb 7, 2017 Patrick Sutardjo
Feb 7, 2017 Gervaise Soeurouge Ban the poison GMOs that kill them and require and/or reward the planting of milkweed on their route.
Feb 7, 2017 Jeanne Cirillo-Marcus
Feb 7, 2017 Cathy Smith
Feb 6, 2017 Roxanna Abela
Feb 6, 2017 Martin Henz
Feb 5, 2017 Shelby Fry
Feb 5, 2017 Anna Tangi
Feb 5, 2017 Stacey Govito
Feb 4, 2017 Mike Howley
Feb 4, 2017 Emily Gillespie
Feb 3, 2017 Milithza Silva
Feb 2, 2017 Sandra Veillette The monarch butterfly is a gorgeous and precious creature. Logging kills too many species by ruining their habitat and pesticides can do no good for living creatures. These animals must be rescued.
Feb 1, 2017 Jamie Smith
Jan 31, 2017 Cindy Zamorski
Jan 30, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 30, 2017 Corinne Falo
Jan 30, 2017 Stanley Fistick
Jan 30, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 29, 2017 Delphine Bonk
Jan 29, 2017 Marilyn Santos

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