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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: 21,600
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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


Dec 18, 2014 Laura Tysinger
Dec 18, 2014 Patricia Stubble
Dec 17, 2014 Carrie Lincoln
Dec 17, 2014 Lorraine Lima
Dec 17, 2014 Pat Jorae So beautiful, so needed. Everyone needs to help keep all living things.
Dec 17, 2014 rosalie caron
Dec 17, 2014 bultinck anne
Dec 17, 2014 Emma Ward
Dec 16, 2014 Peter Nguyen
Dec 16, 2014 Sheryll Punneo
Dec 16, 2014 colleen bailey noticed a decline here over the last couple years
Dec 16, 2014 Charlotte Cadorel Please do whatever you can to preserve these magnificent creatures.
Dec 16, 2014 zach nesmith
Dec 16, 2014 (Name not displayed) This beautiful insect has to be protected at all costs.
Dec 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 16, 2014 Nermin Dutra
Dec 16, 2014 bedo crafts
Dec 16, 2014 Sandra Spears
Dec 16, 2014 Rudy Stevens
Dec 16, 2014 Anna Eiskamp
Dec 16, 2014 Timothy Gentle
Dec 16, 2014 art Bartlett
Dec 16, 2014 Paul Garrett
Dec 16, 2014 Audrey Blank
Dec 16, 2014 Laurel Gilligan
Dec 16, 2014 Ronnie Meihofer We must preserve mother natures gifts i remember see'ing thousands of these butterflies.who the hell are we to keep killing everything and building and building on majestic wet lands.our day of answering is coming in the next decade guaranteed.
Dec 16, 2014 Crystal Harley
Dec 16, 2014 Michelle Mair
Dec 16, 2014 daniel sterner
Dec 16, 2014 (Name not displayed) We can't keep doing things that will eventually kill of the beautiful creatures of this world. As it will eventually destroy this world.
Dec 16, 2014 rachael eller
Dec 16, 2014 Lori Kobular We can't let the beautiful monarchs go away, they are too special!!
Dec 16, 2014 jackie mellettee
Dec 16, 2014 Delphine Ribatto
Dec 16, 2014 Kramer Fry
Dec 16, 2014 Kelly Jones
Dec 16, 2014 Stephanie Seed
Dec 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 16, 2014 Claudio Scalabrini
Dec 16, 2014 Bev Beaufait We used to have Monarch butterflies each fall. They are now gone. This is not a good thing. This must be fixed immediately.
Dec 16, 2014 Sandy Mannon
Dec 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 16, 2014 carol may
Dec 15, 2014 Mike Nuess
Dec 15, 2014 Ellen Perkins
Dec 15, 2014 donita Thompson
Dec 15, 2014 jeanine mielke
Dec 15, 2014 Maja W
Dec 14, 2014 leo despains
Dec 13, 2014 bill elliott

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