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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!
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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

Apr 26, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 26, 2017 Jennifer Hale
Apr 25, 2017 Natasha Varner
Apr 25, 2017 Laura Rogers
Apr 25, 2017 Jacqueline Calhoun The butterfly has always been a symbol of peace beginning and rebirth even in biblical times please don't kill off the beautiful symbol which the butterfly represents there's already enough problems going on in our world today
Apr 25, 2017 Tom Bolick
Apr 25, 2017 Maureen Webb
Apr 25, 2017 Angela Lees
Apr 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 25, 2017 Cindy Bassham
Apr 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 25, 2017 Elvira Trebesius
Apr 25, 2017 (Name not displayed) Every creature on this earth deserves a chance to survive for our future generations and the health of this planet.
Apr 25, 2017 Mick Mars STOP ILLEGAL LOGGING NOW!
Apr 24, 2017 Darlene Crawford
Apr 24, 2017 Delois Rogers
Apr 24, 2017 Eri Sugino
Apr 24, 2017 Beth Tarilton
Apr 24, 2017 Averill Waterhouse
Apr 24, 2017 Patricia Lamb
Apr 24, 2017 Ruth Dyke We need all of our pollinators for food.
Apr 24, 2017 KAREN HUDZIK
Apr 24, 2017 Nancy Warner
Apr 24, 2017 Richard Parke
Apr 24, 2017 Mary Stratton
Apr 24, 2017 Helen-Renee Brawner
Apr 24, 2017 Terrie Matson
Apr 24, 2017 Martie Crone
Apr 24, 2017 Jill Alibrandi
Apr 24, 2017 David Szanto
Apr 24, 2017 janet forman
Apr 24, 2017 Shani Terblanche
Apr 23, 2017 Donna Roberts
Apr 23, 2017 Brenda Rule
Apr 23, 2017 Taylor Hill
Apr 23, 2017 Buford Staton
Apr 23, 2017 Patricia Wirth-Nugent
Apr 23, 2017 Katherine Fulkerson If humans support a healthy ecosystem, that ecosystem will in turn support us, and an ongoing healthy future on this planet. Which is THE ONLY PLANET WE HAVE!
Apr 23, 2017 Ruth Benschoter
Apr 23, 2017 George & Bernadette Smith
Apr 23, 2017 Janis Westendorf
Apr 23, 2017 Sandra Holbrook
Apr 23, 2017 Ann Umland
Apr 23, 2017 Dave Woodward Please don't kill the Monarchs!
Apr 23, 2017 Phyllis Jenkins
Apr 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 23, 2017 (Name not displayed) Please help save!
Apr 23, 2017 Ljubomir Manola
Apr 22, 2017 Carolyn Gann
Apr 22, 2017 patricia del Arenal

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