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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: 23,524
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

Jun 29, 2015 Sonja Wilson
Jun 28, 2015 maria gregory
Jun 28, 2015 Alicja Bożek
Jun 28, 2015 Michael Seidler
Jun 28, 2015 G. C.
Jun 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 27, 2015 nari gottlieb
Jun 27, 2015 Samuel Hurd
Jun 26, 2015 (Name not displayed) Thank you for taking steps to help the monarch. I have seen a big drop in butterflies in my own yard and for that reason and for honeybees I do not use chemicals on my lawns and plants.
Jun 25, 2015 Shyla Hassett
Jun 25, 2015 Kim Decker
Jun 25, 2015 Michelle Graves
Jun 25, 2015 Stelios Armenis
Jun 25, 2015 Elissa Wilson
Jun 25, 2015 Kathleen Tashiro
Jun 25, 2015 Camille Dent
Jun 25, 2015 Janice Long
Jun 25, 2015 Marthe Quinquis
Jun 25, 2015 Ethan Feldman As an American citizen and resident in Mexico, I have seen these beautiful creatures fluttering through California and hibernating in Mexico. They are treasures and known solution are at hand.
Jun 25, 2015 Kerttu Ihalainen
Jun 24, 2015 Marta Canca Velasco
Jun 23, 2015 Connie Newcombe I URGE THE EPA to Implement a Monarch Butterfly Rescue Plan before a they become Extinct!!!
Jun 23, 2015 Erin McGregor
Jun 23, 2015 Henriette Just Nielsen
Jun 23, 2015 Yip ko yuen
Jun 23, 2015 Kaitlin Kennedy
Jun 23, 2015 Diane Ratcliffe
Jun 22, 2015 kimiko nakagawa
Jun 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 22, 2015 Linda Petty
Jun 22, 2015 Rene Pina
Jun 22, 2015 Vicky Tully
Jun 22, 2015 M Valadares
Jun 22, 2015 Joan Welte
Jun 22, 2015 Nancy Verlinde “To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival” Wendell Berry “The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children” Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Jun 21, 2015 Priscila Moreno
Jun 20, 2015 mary amundson
Jun 20, 2015 m m
Jun 20, 2015 Sara Anne Maguire
Jun 20, 2015 Maureen Arnold
Jun 19, 2015 darci rosa da fonseca
Jun 18, 2015 Vasilios Tsoukis
Jun 17, 2015 Jamie Pazsak Save Monarchs
Jun 17, 2015 elysia crandall
Jun 17, 2015 Breanna Strain
Jun 17, 2015 John Hila
Jun 17, 2015 Jen Krismanick
Jun 17, 2015 Valeria Rossi
Jun 17, 2015 Bonnie Mc Cune
Jun 15, 2015 Barbara Sickles

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