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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: 25,391
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


Dec 3, 2016 Emiliana Ribeiadio
Nov 30, 2016 Dr. Connell Walker
Nov 29, 2016 Maria Angeles Leorza Arechavaleta
Nov 23, 2016 Marsha Croner
Nov 23, 2016 Bożena Staniszewska
Nov 22, 2016 BobbyKat LittleCub
Nov 22, 2016 Marie-Jeanne Chauvet
Nov 20, 2016 Meagen Moeller
Nov 20, 2016 Lisa Sherman
Nov 20, 2016 Martine Macmillan
Nov 17, 2016 K Zoll
Nov 17, 2016 Jennifer O'Dwyer
Nov 16, 2016 liora Davis
Nov 16, 2016 Alelessandra Paolini
Nov 16, 2016 Marlene Smith
Nov 16, 2016 Choky Alvarez
Nov 15, 2016 sarahbeth brannen
Nov 15, 2016 Autumn Gray
Nov 15, 2016 Deb Frank
Nov 15, 2016 Julia Deasley
Nov 15, 2016 Lucilene Morandi
Nov 15, 2016 donna fultz
Nov 15, 2016 Dianne Douglas
Nov 15, 2016 Marie Maciel
Nov 15, 2016 Patty Trefry This magnificent butterfly deserves our immediate attention before it disappears. Save the Monarch before it is too late!
Nov 14, 2016 K. Zi
Nov 14, 2016 LindaLek Leckliter
Nov 14, 2016 Alyse Vasil
Nov 14, 2016 medi valaji
Nov 14, 2016 Jennifer Jackson
Nov 14, 2016 Beth Pollard
Nov 14, 2016 Lee Sides They are one of our pollinators!
Nov 14, 2016 Victoria Treul Please do not let nature die, we have the chance to save it for future generations. It is so much more than one beautiful Butterfly with a unique life cycle, it is a representation of the earth, our home........
Nov 14, 2016 Marilyn Watkins
Nov 14, 2016 B. L. JONES There is no time to lose anyway, on so many environmental issues. But now that the selfish orange rapist has stolen the U.S. presidency along with his pals from the KGB/KKK, we have to SAVE WHAT WE CAN ***NOW***!
Nov 14, 2016 JAMES P KAPPAS
Nov 13, 2016 Phyllis Mullins Please help these beautiful creatures. I've noticed in the past few years that fewer of them have been visiting my butterfly bush.
Nov 13, 2016 Barbara Owen
Nov 13, 2016 Taylor Hill
Nov 13, 2016 Gary Hill
Nov 13, 2016 Marie Soules
Nov 13, 2016 Joyce Haskins
Nov 13, 2016 Corinne StJohn Haven't had Monarch butterflies for two years now, & miss them so very much. Please save them from any more destruction!
Nov 13, 2016 debra heatherly
Nov 13, 2016 Kathleen Buda-Gozy
Nov 13, 2016 Andries Grobbelaar
Nov 13, 2016 Joan Cuplin Stop using pesticides!!!! Urge Mexico to Not allow Illegal loggers!!!! Develop a monarch butterfly rescue plan!!!!
Nov 13, 2016 Martine CHARLES
Nov 13, 2016 ayn silverman
Nov 13, 2016 Anne Taylor

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