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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: 23,559
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

Jul 7, 2015 Robin Dosanjh
Jul 7, 2015 Rachel Meran
Jul 6, 2015 Judy Goldman
Jul 6, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 6, 2015 Pola Alemao
Jul 6, 2015 Jennifer Haverkamp
Jul 6, 2015 Barbara Resseguie
Jul 6, 2015 Elan Gibson
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Jul 6, 2015 Bistra Strechkova
Jul 5, 2015 Ebony Hairston
Jul 5, 2015 lori lusk
Jul 3, 2015 Melissa Hadfield
Jul 3, 2015 laura skelton
Jul 3, 2015 Lynda Ryback
Jul 3, 2015 Timi Townsend
Jul 3, 2015 lennart blomqvist
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Jul 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 2, 2015 DIANE COTE
Jul 2, 2015 Leslie Conover
Jul 2, 2015 Alina Oliveira
Jul 2, 2015 Daniela Schiavolin
Jul 2, 2015 Andrea Giza-O'Neill
Jul 2, 2015 Wendy Borgman
Jul 1, 2015 Lea Faulks
Jul 1, 2015 cathy Siked
Jul 1, 2015 Amy Vanderbilt
Jul 1, 2015 Jan Gloyd
Jul 1, 2015 Alicia Watson
Jul 1, 2015 Eugenia Kriger
Jun 30, 2015 Patty Currey
Jun 30, 2015 Valerie Sanderson
Jun 30, 2015 Dena Weirich
Jun 30, 2015 Suzanne McClain
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

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