Center for Biological Diversity

Save Monarch Butterflies

Monarch butterfly

Monarch butterflies urgently need your help. This iconic, orange-and-black beauty was once common in backyards across the country -- but its population has plummeted by 90 percent in the past 20 years. One of the main causes of its decline is the widespread use of Monsanto's Roundup (glyphosate) -- which is wiping out milkweed, the butterfly's only host plant.

That's why we've petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list monarchs as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The Act is 99 percent effective at preventing species from going extinct, but a species must first be listed to reap the benefits of the Act's protections.

These incredible creatures need our help to survive. Every year monarchs migrate thousands of miles -- from Mexico to Canada -- in an incredible, multigenerational journey that thrills all who are lucky enough to witness part of it. But without swift action, we may see the end of this migration.

Please sign our petition below to urge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect monarch butterflies under the Endangered Species Act before it's too late.


1-25 of 13334 signatures
Number Date Name Location
13334 2 hours ago Judith Villablanca Malibu, CA , US
13333 3 hours ago Robert Tuminski Connecticut, CT , US
13332 6 hours ago William A Haluska New York, NY , US
13331 7 hours ago Phil Osborne Cincinnati, OH , UM
13330 8 hours ago Polly Cockrill ME, ME , US
13329 16 hours ago clark Burroughs Camarillo, CA , US
13328 19 hours ago Joan Schipper Los Angeles, CA , US
13327 20 hours ago Susan Orenstein Pacific Palisades, CA ,
13326 22 hours ago Betty Lange Solana Beach, CA , US
13325 24 hours ago AnnSylvia Nuttall Los Angeles, CA , US
13324 1 day ago Christine Hether Lahaina, HI , US
13323 1 day ago Anonymous Arroyo Grande, CA , US
13322 1 day ago Maureen Fudger Lisle, NY , US
13321 1 day ago Jerilynn Gordon Everett, WA , US
13320 1 day ago S Lindberg Pacific palisades, CA ,
13319 1 day ago Doug Fenwick Pacific Palisades, CA , US
13318 1 day ago Virgil Dahl Waterloo, IA , US
13317 1 day ago abigail andrade SP, ot , BR
13316 1 day ago Sylviane Mahaux Boynton Beach, FL , US
13315 1 day ago JANE KELLEY IA, IA , US
13314 1 day ago iwona bernard Illinois, IL , US
13313 1 day ago sara sexton TX, TX , US
13312 1 day ago Aldora Perez Seattle, WA , US
13311 1 day ago Helene Hebbel-Klose Captain Creek, ot , AU
13310 1 day ago Andi Delorenzo Setauket, NY , US
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Please take action by Dec. 30, 2016.

Photo of monarch butterfly courtesy Flickr/Samuel.

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