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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: 21,179
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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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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

Oct 20, 2014 Heather Davis
Oct 20, 2014 Melissa Miles
Oct 20, 2014 christie heiligenstein please do something to save them !!! thank you !!!
Oct 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 20, 2014 kar kar
Oct 20, 2014 kuppu raj save them
Oct 20, 2014 maha raj please save them
Oct 20, 2014 prabhakar prabhu please save them
Oct 19, 2014 Christine Headworth
Oct 19, 2014 prabhakar prabhu please save these magnificent butterflies whose migration is required for most of the Eco system if we don save them we will loose many....
Oct 19, 2014 Karen Shepherd We need to do everything possibly to help these beauty butterflies survive this harsh environment. If people the people that care don't help save them, man will destroy them like they are doing everything else that gets in their way.
Oct 19, 2014 Samantha Thomas
Oct 19, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please save the monarchs
Oct 19, 2014 Linda Burke
Oct 19, 2014 Janet baksh
Oct 19, 2014 Sue Shephetd
Oct 19, 2014 Lynn Ellis
Oct 19, 2014 Mireya Gomez
Oct 19, 2014 Diane Anderson
Oct 19, 2014 Andrea Merz
Oct 19, 2014 Shannon Genau Please save these beautifully delicate butterflies! It's up to all of us to keep these gifts of nature around for future generations. Let's see them flying every year......
Oct 19, 2014 Betty Donaldson
Oct 19, 2014 Linda Gibb
Oct 19, 2014 Kara Lowe
Oct 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 19, 2014 Irene Czachur
Oct 19, 2014 Carol tremblay
Oct 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 19, 2014 Will Moquin
Oct 19, 2014 Denise Albrecht
Oct 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 19, 2014 millicent watts i grew up in an area of Michigan where they are so popular!
Oct 19, 2014 Leslie Pappan
Oct 19, 2014 Linda Chace
Oct 19, 2014 Michel Keefer
Oct 19, 2014 Richard Acton
Oct 19, 2014 chemaine hurtado
Oct 19, 2014 Donna Marie Macaulay
Oct 19, 2014 Betty Davis
Oct 19, 2014 Belinda Karber We must save these beautiful creatures!! For the first time in at least 5+ years I had the pleasure to see 6 of them this summer!! ☺
Oct 19, 2014 geoff whittles
Oct 19, 2014 kat wolff
Oct 19, 2014 Beth Parks My Mither-In-Law raises them during The Summer in IL! She finds Native Milkweed w/The Larvae, & puts them in a Jar w/Screen on Top & they hatch w/in a week or two, & then she releases them! We have been there when she hatched 6 w/in 3-4 days time!
Oct 19, 2014 Susana Olguin
Oct 19, 2014 Shannon Hanson
Oct 19, 2014 Samantha Heatherly
Oct 19, 2014 Sabine Sachse-Lindner
Oct 19, 2014 donna varney
Oct 19, 2014 yari mariszovc Please help save the Monarchs! We can't live in a world without that beauty!

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