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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: 23,860
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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


Aug 28, 2015 C Crane
Aug 27, 2015 Susan Tate
Aug 27, 2015 V. Truong
Aug 27, 2015 Nancy Orozco
Aug 27, 2015 lisa johnson
Aug 27, 2015 Susan Martin
Aug 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 26, 2015 Nancy Horner
Aug 26, 2015 Carole Kubik
Aug 26, 2015 Martha Kubik
Aug 25, 2015 Vera Camarinha
Aug 25, 2015 Marisol Dominguez
Aug 24, 2015 (Name not displayed) Don't destroy what GOD hath made.
Aug 24, 2015 Michael Robinson
Aug 24, 2015 Carissa Lovett
Aug 24, 2015 Connie gleason I remember these beautiful butterflies being everywhere when I was a child and I don't know that I've seen one as an adult. I'm sad that my children won't experience them too. Please do something to help before it's too late.
Aug 23, 2015 Sandra Hricik Please stop using pesticides! If we continue to lose these precious and gorgeous butterflies, future generations will miss seeing one of the most intriguing and miraculous butterflies in the world.
Aug 23, 2015 Jennifer Stackpole
Aug 23, 2015 Maria Pavlou
Aug 22, 2015 Theresa Toporsh
Aug 22, 2015 robert dowling
Aug 22, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please save the monarchs
Aug 22, 2015 Vivian Montalvo
Aug 21, 2015 Britt Zimmel
Aug 21, 2015 Catherine Ryerse
Aug 21, 2015 Jean du Ross
Aug 21, 2015 Harmen Eijzenga
Aug 21, 2015 Sandra Peek
Aug 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2015 rick mayberry
Aug 20, 2015 shashank pulmati
Aug 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 19, 2015 Zena Lamp
Aug 18, 2015 pamela zambriski
Aug 18, 2015 Kristen Pupo
Aug 17, 2015 Angus Barkley
Aug 17, 2015 merrilee roberts
Aug 17, 2015 Michelle Barbour
Aug 17, 2015 Heather Weitz
Aug 17, 2015 Ray Gutnick
Aug 17, 2015 Melissa Hatfield Do something NOW!!
Aug 16, 2015 Wendy Marie Gonzalez
Aug 15, 2015 Erin Haney
Aug 15, 2015 Betty Kendrick
Aug 14, 2015 Romola Newport
Aug 13, 2015 Liana Rois
Aug 13, 2015 Neil Lambert
Aug 13, 2015 lorraine wilson
Aug 13, 2015 Joan S.
Aug 13, 2015 Darlene TerMarsch

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