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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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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

Aug 16, 2018 Heidi Siebens
Aug 13, 2018 Donna Holinej
Aug 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 7, 2018 Sandra Backelund
Aug 5, 2018 Robert Ortiz
Aug 4, 2018 Linda Similas
Aug 3, 2018 James Williams
Aug 2, 2018 Tonya Raikes
Aug 2, 2018 kathy Coffman
Aug 2, 2018 Anne Havard
Aug 2, 2018 Ruth Felix
Aug 2, 2018 Kathleen Nagy-DeRosa
Aug 2, 2018 Julia Caliari
Aug 2, 2018 Diane Krawec
Aug 2, 2018 Elaine Muller
Aug 2, 2018 Sandra Bywater-Hoather
Aug 2, 2018 Harold and Georgi Mortensen
Aug 2, 2018 Beverly Parker
Aug 2, 2018 Kristy Lacy
Jul 31, 2018 Joan Kelly
Jul 31, 2018 Miriam Navarro
Jul 30, 2018 Lynn Forsht
Jul 22, 2018 Marilyn Miravalles
Jul 21, 2018 laura Haworth
Jul 21, 2018 Susan Verser
Jul 21, 2018 Sharyn Beckman
Jul 19, 2018 Heide-Marie Henniger
Jul 19, 2018 Kimberly Whalen
Jul 19, 2018 Cathy Marron
Jul 19, 2018 A Davis
Jul 19, 2018 Nadine Duckworth
Jul 17, 2018 marie blanche brabant
Jul 15, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Jul 5, 2018 Arlette SIMON
Jul 3, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 29, 2018 Candice C
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Jun 29, 2018 Kim Taylor
Jun 28, 2018 Jayne Riley Please do not allow illegal loggers to destroy this animal's habitat. Numbers have already fallen; please heed the warning.
Jun 27, 2018 Jacklyn Yancy
Jun 21, 2018 Muriel BOU
Jun 13, 2018 Rick Hodorowich
Jun 8, 2018 Louisa Gauerke
Jun 8, 2018 mona boggio
Jun 8, 2018 Darla Shelton
Jun 8, 2018 Cheryl Meehan
Jun 8, 2018 tammy bullock
Jun 8, 2018 Sandra Kuschel
Jun 8, 2018 Karen Statkiewicz #SAVEOURPLANET

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