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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: 19,891
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


Apr 18, 2014 Laura Crist
Apr 18, 2014 sharon ronsse
Apr 18, 2014 Bob Brucker
Apr 18, 2014 Maria Riojas
Apr 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2014 Dianne PunKay
Apr 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2014 fran field
Apr 17, 2014 Trudy Gray Why use pesticides as extensively as we do? Let's live in harmony with God's creatures and stop killing them....and each other, by using poisons just to kill weeds and bugs.
Apr 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2014 Lynnette Anderson
Apr 17, 2014 Jennifer Gindt
Apr 17, 2014 Dee Frank AS SAID No milkweed, no butterflies. No butterflies, no us. Please halt the illegal logging as well as the usage of modern pesticides so this incredible being we call The Monarch Butterfly can continue in its cycle of life. Without them, no us. Thank you.
Apr 17, 2014 (Name not displayed) dON'T LET THIS MAJESTIC BUTTERFLY BECOME ENDANGERED OR EXTINCT.
Apr 17, 2014 Aarahwanna Roe
Apr 17, 2014 Despina M. Andrelus "A righteous man regards the life of animals" - PROVERBS 12:10; "If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion & pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men" - ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI
Apr 17, 2014 susanna nylander
Apr 17, 2014 Laurie Bynum
Apr 17, 2014 Brenda McEntyre
Apr 17, 2014 Diane Solomon
Apr 17, 2014 Susan Rock Please don't let this beauty perish
Apr 17, 2014 Judith Phillips
Apr 17, 2014 JANAN FRERIKS
Apr 17, 2014 Danielle Bunde
Apr 17, 2014 Shanon Orrock No milkweed, no butterflies. No butterflies, no us. Please halt the illegal logging as well as the usage of modern pesticides so this incredible being we call The Monarch Butterfly can continue in its cycle of life. Without them, no us. Thank you.
Apr 17, 2014 Ricky Price
Apr 17, 2014 Robin Layman-Atkins
Apr 17, 2014 Robyn Price
Apr 17, 2014 Oliya Melnichuk
Apr 17, 2014 Warwick Neal
Apr 17, 2014 Norma Vara
Apr 17, 2014 Marta Sanchez
Apr 17, 2014 Laura Danani
Apr 17, 2014 Jennifer Rowland
Apr 17, 2014 Karen Frink The monarch butterfly is one of so many marvelous world inhabitants that enhance the human experience. For this to disappear would be so very sad, and an indication that we are living for the day without concern for those to follow us.
Apr 17, 2014 Cathy Cadwell
Apr 17, 2014 Colin Buchanan
Apr 17, 2014 gabby cote
Apr 17, 2014 Connie Manning
Apr 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2014 S Strand
Apr 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2014 Kathryn LeMosy
Apr 17, 2014 Brian Gottejman
Apr 17, 2014 Jared Brenner
Apr 17, 2014 Christine Antoniadis
Apr 17, 2014 Diane Diernbach
Apr 17, 2014 Enrique Aviles
Apr 17, 2014 Donna Shellabarger Our government began allowing GMOs without thinking anything thru & now they must stop the devastating damage to our environment. Illegal logging & pesticides will wipe out all native creatures quickly. Do everything you can to undo all the damage!

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