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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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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

May 29, 2017 Ally Trock
May 28, 2017 Paula Warner
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May 28, 2017 diana krause
May 28, 2017 Melinda Norman
May 28, 2017 Alanna Maurina
May 28, 2017 veronica araujo
May 27, 2017 Dianna Brown
May 26, 2017 charin Suarez
May 26, 2017 Ellen Prior
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May 26, 2017 Jeanne Wurst
May 26, 2017 Amy Hinnenkamp
May 25, 2017 Tina Havlik
May 25, 2017 Katja Sibakov
May 25, 2017 Steve Conrad
May 24, 2017 Cheryl Vivian
May 23, 2017 Carol Holler
May 21, 2017 (Name not displayed) Save the monarch butterfly!!!
May 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 20, 2017 James Deschene
May 20, 2017 Shirley Troia
May 20, 2017 Carl Hoffmeister
May 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 18, 2017 Maureen Czarnocki
May 18, 2017 Andrew docherty
May 17, 2017 Wendy Lukowitz
May 16, 2017 Linda Foley
May 16, 2017 bryan Lambert STOP THE ABUSE NOW
May 16, 2017 Mel Strong
May 16, 2017 Pam O'Hara
May 16, 2017 Dena Hathaway
May 16, 2017 erek king
May 16, 2017 Alyssa Walls
May 16, 2017 Linda Beamer Please do not let these beautiful things go away. We must find a way to stop their decline.
May 16, 2017 J Collier Please save the Monarchs. They are so majestic.
May 16, 2017 Vlado Gasperov
May 16, 2017 Elliott Bailey
May 16, 2017 Laurel Jeter
May 16, 2017 Kat Klahn
May 15, 2017 Deborah Lujan Save the Monarch butterfly. Please.
May 15, 2017 Jennifer Keys
May 15, 2017 Lesley Edwards
May 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 15, 2017 Vasilis Nisiotis
May 15, 2017 Dana Maxwell
May 15, 2017 Norma Sutcliffe
May 15, 2017 Corina Christensen
May 15, 2017 Lydia Peters
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