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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: 26,157
Sponsored by: The Rainforest Site

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


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
Oct 26, 2017 Suzanne Ursula Lebon STOP KILLING OUR PLANET!
Oct 26, 2017 Christine Tremayne
Oct 26, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 26, 2017 Amina Dhumaad
Oct 22, 2017 Jacqueline Lamoureux
Oct 22, 2017 janine pol
Oct 21, 2017 Carole Wilmoth
Oct 20, 2017 candida pons
Oct 16, 2017 Brent Pennell
Oct 16, 2017 David Lindsey
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Oct 14, 2017 Rita Council
Oct 14, 2017 Karl-Heinz Braun
Oct 13, 2017 Terri Lynch
Oct 13, 2017 Giovanna Martinez
Oct 13, 2017 Melissa Armstrong
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Oct 11, 2017 Ann Erbacher Grey
Oct 9, 2017 jude lotz
Oct 9, 2017 Darja Kadenšek
Oct 2, 2017 Louise Moore
Oct 2, 2017 Linda Dimaggio these beauties need to be protected as all wildlife does
Oct 2, 2017 Diane Hall
Oct 1, 2017 Laurence Volbart
Sep 29, 2017 Sherryll Shaddock
Sep 29, 2017 Rilla Heslin
Sep 28, 2017 Karrie Vukelic
Sep 28, 2017 Jackie Yung
Sep 28, 2017 C S Goloversic
Sep 28, 2017 Catherine Brown
Sep 27, 2017 Pamela Trepke
Sep 26, 2017 Melissa McCracken
Sep 26, 2017 SALI EVANS
Sep 25, 2017 Sonia Paquin
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