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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

Aug 2, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 2, 2014 (Name not displayed) I believe we should integrate with consciousness and gratitude to nature...this is one important way of doing so! Please help save the monarch from destruction. Thank you!
Aug 1, 2014 Miranda Rivers
Aug 1, 2014 Karla Bodaness
Aug 1, 2014 C Moore
Aug 1, 2014 Cheryle Dobbyn
Aug 1, 2014 Barbara Hagy-Miller
Aug 1, 2014 mechel meinecke We need to help the beautiful monarchs
Aug 1, 2014 jane greene Please help!
Aug 1, 2014 Renee Klein We will cease to exist without our precious Monarchs!
Aug 1, 2014 Christina Gardner
Aug 1, 2014 (Name not displayed) These beauties are in danger and need our help.
Aug 1, 2014 (Name not displayed) Plant milkweed. Save a monarch butterfly
Aug 1, 2014 Paige Logan
Aug 1, 2014 Judy Fukunaga
Aug 1, 2014 Jennifer Ritter
Aug 1, 2014 catherine alquier
Aug 1, 2014 Ibolya Shirley help, do not destroy our world!!
Aug 1, 2014 Stephen Baranowski
Aug 1, 2014 Gwendolyn Pecora These are beautiful majestic things and we must save them. Imagine if they were lost what would happen to the circle of life they support.
Aug 1, 2014 Patricia Antonelli
Aug 1, 2014 Patrice Hughes
Aug 1, 2014 Adriana Aquino
Aug 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 1, 2014 JoAnn Brown
Aug 1, 2014 Judy SIMPSON
Aug 1, 2014 Val Lies
Aug 1, 2014 Dale Kelly I grow milkweed in my Florida yard. A few monarchs show up each year and I help raise the babies by buying more and more plants. They're big eaters!
Jul 31, 2014 Jeanette Hall Hi! Monarchs have given me joy for over 60 years. Please help SAVE MILKWEED PLANTS!
Jul 31, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2014 Peggy Hollenbach
Jul 31, 2014 Bonnie Sapka
Jul 31, 2014 (Name not displayed) I am a butterfly gardener and all our neighbors are amazed at the amount of butterflies flying, feeding and hatching at our place saying they hardly see butterflies anymore. Save the butterflies - such amazing beautiful creatures.
Jul 31, 2014 Jean Gillespie This is a sad testament to the overall decline of our environment. We cannot allow this travesty to occur and lose another magnificent creature due to human intervention. Totally shameful and a crime against God and nature.
Jul 31, 2014 Dana Hirschbach
Jul 31, 2014 Warren McFarland
Jul 31, 2014 Judy Shearing
Jul 31, 2014 Marilyn Weber
Jul 31, 2014 Wendy Holland
Jul 31, 2014 Lynn McGraw
Jul 31, 2014 Linda Carroll
Jul 31, 2014 Angela Molinas The monarch butterfly is a delightful visitor in our neighborhoods, but there aren't as many visiting as when I was a child. Please save the milkweed and save the monarch butterfly so that our children and grandchildren can enjoy their presence, too.
Jul 31, 2014 Jill Harris
Jul 31, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2014 Mary Malouin Please don't allow the monarchs to become the next dinosaurs...
Jul 31, 2014 Alethea Leddy
Jul 31, 2014 Alexis Hull
Jul 31, 2014 Dianne Johnson
Jul 31, 2014 Gavin Lee
Jul 31, 2014 (Name not displayed) I am fed up of politicians incompetence and their lack of vision… If you don't take action why did we elect you?

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