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 14013 signatures
Number Date Name Location
14013 8 hours ago Paola Garcia Long Beach, CA , US
14012 11 hours ago Scott Copland LONGMEADOW , MA , US
14011 12 hours ago Jaehee Kwak Atlanta, GA , US
14010 12 hours ago Riley Miller Vernal, UT , US
14009 13 hours ago Stephanie Wainwright Keystone height, FL , US
14008 1 day ago terri pigford Dayton, OH , US
14007 2 days ago Cindy Knapp Ravenswood , WV , US
14006 2 days ago Bethany Brocaille Hannibal, MO , US
14005 3 days ago Lorena Kvalheim DAYTON, OH , US
14004 3 days ago Anonymous DAYTON, OH , US
14003 4 days ago Amanda Cruise France, MT , FR
14002 4 days ago Julie Stuckey Pensacola, FL , US
14001 4 days ago Anonymous flint, MI , UM
14000 4 days ago Dominique Nemo Paris, ot , FR
13999 4 days ago Antonio Delgado Fenoy Torre del Mar (Malaga). SPAIN, ot , ES
13998 4 days ago Cara Jablonsky Pennsylvania, PA , US
13997 5 days ago Carol Garde Sunrise, FL , US
13996 5 days ago Diane Schwarz Cheverly, MD , US
13995 5 days ago Sonia Romero Villanueva Sant Adrian del Besos, ot , ES
13994 5 days ago Anonymous Mabelvale, AR , US
13993 5 days ago Dobi Dobroslawa estero, FL , US
13992 5 days ago Anonymous Wilkes Barre, PA , US
13991 5 days ago Kim Sellon New Providence, NJ , US
13990 5 days ago Nicole Loh Singapore, ot , SG
13989 6 days ago Sylwia Zielinska Zambrow, ot , PL
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Please take action by Dec. 30, 2016.

Photo of monarch butterfly courtesy Flickr/Samuel.

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