Save Monarch Butterflies
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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 to urge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect monarch butterflies under the Endangered Species Act before it's too late.


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16300 1 day ago Max Gorski
16299 1 day ago Matt Maras
16298 3 days ago Samuel Cohen
16297 3 days ago Jennifer Downing
16296 4 days ago Mary Jeffrey
16295 4 days ago Teri German
16294 5 days ago elizabeth myrin shore
16293 6 days ago Susan Hodgson
16292 6 days ago D. Wiese Jones
16291 7 days ago Janice Banks
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16286 7 days ago Nile Arena
16285 1 week ago Danielle Miller
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16281 1 week ago Sandra Backelund
16280 1 week ago Nicole Loh
16279 1 week ago Jasia Sarich
16278 1 week ago Nicole Loh
16277 1 week ago Nicholas Lee
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Please take action by Dec. 30, 2017.

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