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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: 22,578
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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

Mar 30, 2015 Beryl Barber
Mar 30, 2015 kimberlee mills
Mar 29, 2015 Brittney Craig
Mar 28, 2015 nita patrick
Mar 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 28, 2015 Irina Gorlovitski
Mar 27, 2015 Kim Walsh Please Help Save The Majestic Butterfly
Mar 27, 2015 Amanda Sherr
Mar 27, 2015 jeanelle coutelle
Mar 26, 2015 KD Beale
Mar 26, 2015 ayako makishita
Mar 25, 2015 Angelika Kempter
Mar 25, 2015 Debbie Bunn Please help the Monarch butterfly . They're important to nature
Mar 25, 2015 Stephanie Vargo
Mar 24, 2015 Lisa Silliman-French
Mar 24, 2015 John Stayton We must help these magnificient butterflies.
Mar 24, 2015 AnaMaria Toberman
Mar 24, 2015 L F
Mar 24, 2015 Rachael Pappano
Mar 23, 2015 Alice Schewene
Mar 23, 2015 Susan Johnson
Mar 23, 2015 Kristin Johnson
Mar 23, 2015 Janice Pulliam
Mar 23, 2015 Beth Matlock
Mar 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 22, 2015 Elizabeth Aguirre
Mar 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 21, 2015 Susan Pedersen
Mar 19, 2015 Karen Griffith It would be a shame to lose the beautiful monarch butterfly. Please help to save them.
Mar 18, 2015 Silvia Raum
Mar 18, 2015 Alma Garcia
Mar 18, 2015 Mary Bancroft
Mar 18, 2015 Tori B.
Mar 18, 2015 Susan Borghese
Mar 18, 2015 Anna Bilchuk
Mar 17, 2015 Elizabeth Snyder~Baldonado
Mar 16, 2015 eliz abeth Link
Mar 16, 2015 Emma Ward
Mar 15, 2015 Michael Nelson
Mar 15, 2015 Christina Milauskas
Mar 15, 2015 Katherine Myskowski
Mar 15, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 15, 2015 Debbie McMahon
Mar 15, 2015 PANIER Stéphanie
Mar 14, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 14, 2015 Brandy Murrell
Mar 14, 2015 Micaela Baxter
Mar 14, 2015 Mary Engleman
Mar 14, 2015 Rosmarie Rowan

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