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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


Feb 23, 2018 Ryan Moore
Feb 22, 2018 Diane Wallace
Feb 22, 2018 Krystal Burroughs
Feb 22, 2018 jana pretorius
Feb 21, 2018 Marilyn Williams
Feb 21, 2018 Cari Brookbanks
Feb 21, 2018 patricia gregory
Feb 21, 2018 Jenny Fortsch
Feb 21, 2018 Bruce Allen
Feb 21, 2018 irene riviere
Feb 20, 2018 renay lawrence
Feb 20, 2018 Sarah Mallows
Feb 17, 2018 H R
Feb 14, 2018 aya oda
Feb 11, 2018 Sieglinda Preez
Feb 7, 2018 William beckpete@roadrunner.com
Feb 1, 2018 Rob Carter
Jan 22, 2018 Gail Miller
Jan 16, 2018 Katherine Mouzourakis
Jan 8, 2018 Daisy Costa
Jan 7, 2018 eric archambault
Jan 5, 2018 Deborah Bell
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Jan 2, 2018 LESLIE EDSTROM
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Dec 19, 2017 T.J. Pitts
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Nov 29, 2017 Brenda Webster
Nov 25, 2017 John Moszyk
Nov 20, 2017 patricia remollino
Nov 20, 2017 (Name not displayed) I'm against animal cruelty, abuse, neglect, & extinction.
Nov 19, 2017 Lois Freeman
Nov 19, 2017 Elise McCoubrie
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Nov 19, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 13, 2017 Erika Somlai
Nov 13, 2017 Brandi Mounts
Nov 13, 2017 Katherine Bressan I CARE
Nov 13, 2017 Joann Smith
Nov 11, 2017 Lydia Esser Bitte Rettet siwse schönen Schmetterlinge
Nov 10, 2017 catherine szabelski
Nov 8, 2017 Marcia Tomka
Nov 8, 2017 Barbara Hrybinczak
Nov 6, 2017 Linda Gregg
Nov 2, 2017 Denise Saccone
Nov 1, 2017 Kimberley Clack
Nov 1, 2017 Donna Partin
Oct 29, 2017 Deborah Moore
Oct 26, 2017 Cathy Dennler
Oct 26, 2017 Gina Arens

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