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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: 24,591
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


Feb 13, 2016 Dianne Douglas
Feb 13, 2016 vanyoska gee
Feb 13, 2016 Leanne Martin
Feb 13, 2016 Joanne McClelland
Feb 13, 2016 Margie Kowalczyk Please, help save our beautiful Monarchs. They are the only royalty we have!!!!
Feb 13, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 13, 2016 Theresia Simon
Feb 13, 2016 Marianne de Zwart Such a precious gift of nature, the Monarch Butterfly has to be protected against extinction. Please do everything possible to save these jewels of nature forever. Thank you.
Feb 13, 2016 juan martin
Feb 13, 2016 Elma Tassi
Feb 13, 2016 Bernard Hall
Feb 12, 2016 Baylee Wood
Feb 12, 2016 Raimo Kangasniemi
Feb 12, 2016 Gloria Bryant Plant milkweed (Asclepias) where possible and avoid using Roundup or other Similar products.
Feb 12, 2016 Cheryl Janiszewski
Feb 12, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 12, 2016 Brandon Danaher
Feb 12, 2016 Tracey Martin
Feb 12, 2016 lamirand iqbal m nam myoho renge kyo
Feb 11, 2016 e.r. carston Don't let these beautiful butterflies become scarce or extinct.Please work on a plan to help them.
Feb 11, 2016 Myra Delay The beautiful monarch butterfly has thrived for 250,000 years, but is now in jeopardy due to pesticides, which kill milkweed. Please take steps now to create a plan to protect precious monarch populations.
Feb 11, 2016 Regina Milione
Feb 11, 2016 Linda Hunt
Feb 11, 2016 DIANE KAMINSKI
Feb 11, 2016 Maria Gattoni
Feb 11, 2016 Janie Mathews
Feb 11, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 10, 2016 John Cort
Feb 10, 2016 (Name not displayed) Yes, save the monarch butterfly's habitat in Mexico. If things continue as they are they will not be in existence much longer.
Feb 10, 2016 Frances Capasso
Feb 10, 2016 Elak Swindell
Feb 9, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 8, 2016 Amy Wetter
Feb 8, 2016 Giovanna Tarquinio
Feb 8, 2016 Frank Travell
Feb 7, 2016 Linda Hacke
Feb 6, 2016 Susan Rudinger
Feb 6, 2016 Evelyn Leslsie
Feb 6, 2016 Joanna Behrens
Feb 6, 2016 Paula Mahoney
Feb 6, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 6, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 6, 2016 Wilifred Alire
Feb 6, 2016 Mary N Anderson This is a no-brainer!
Feb 6, 2016 Andrea Becker Please save these glorious butterflies before it's too late! They are a treasure ~ such a joy for all to see.
Feb 6, 2016 Carol Rue
Feb 6, 2016 Jane Wadsworth-Reyes
Feb 6, 2016 Ann Sutherland Please help monarchs and quit promoting and using harmful pesticides that kill the plant they need in order to survive...milkweed. I can't believe their life cycle is in danger! PLEASE PROTECT THEM
Feb 6, 2016 Malinda+and+Earl+ Henkel
Feb 6, 2016 Lori santos

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