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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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15381 6 hours ago Sara Katz
15380 7 hours ago Sue Jarrard
15379 2 days ago Sheila Sykes-Gatz
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15377 3 days ago Sudeshna Ghosh
15376 3 days ago Doris Telles
15375 3 days ago Georgia Feild
15374 4 days ago Ellen Gurtner
15373 4 days ago Bill Schuler
15372 4 days ago Katherine Pavlou
15371 4 days ago Darby Bennett
15370 5 days ago Maria Pavlou
15369 5 days ago Marsha Bomar
15368 5 days ago Bridget Bailey
15367 6 days ago Paula Rust
15366 6 days ago Anna Schofield
15365 6 days ago Sherry Janetzke
15364 6 days ago Kristin Womack
15363 6 days ago MARGARET MADSEN
15362 6 days ago Emily Dickinson-Adams
15361 6 days ago Judith Sloane
15360 7 days ago sara sexton
15359 7 days ago john t guandolo
15358 7 days ago anne dannenberg
15357 7 days ago Mr and Mrs Richard N. Huff
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Please take action by Dec. 30, 2017.

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