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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: 40,000 Progress: 26,216
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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

Mar 18, 2018 Patty Collett
Mar 17, 2018 Brent Pennell
Mar 15, 2018 Lorri MacQueen i grow milkweed all over my yard just for the monarchs
Mar 13, 2018 Elizabeth Wolff
Mar 12, 2018 Suzanne Emerson
Mar 11, 2018 Edeltraut Renk
Mar 9, 2018 Sam Mcfadzean
Mar 7, 2018 Lynda Kerr
Mar 7, 2018 Anne-Marie Henkes
Mar 7, 2018 Andrea Hinkley
Mar 7, 2018 Lee Taylor
Mar 6, 2018 Mary Ann Jones
Mar 5, 2018 Sara Vilhena
Mar 3, 2018 Reitz Tanja
Mar 1, 2018 Heather Denney
Mar 1, 2018 Simona Bergman
Mar 1, 2018 Julia Gray
Mar 1, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 1, 2018 Pamela Parker
Mar 1, 2018 julie Alicea
Feb 28, 2018 Jeanette Fletcher
Feb 26, 2018 (Name not displayed) Say YES to Heartbeat Bill!
Feb 26, 2018 Dave Sennett
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
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
Jan 4, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Dec 30, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 19, 2017 T.J. Pitts

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