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.


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Number Date Name Location
14115 10 hours ago Neville Bruce Anchorage, AK , US
14114 15 hours ago Louisa Jaskulski AZ, AZ , US
14113 1 day ago Merryl Lentz California, CA , US
14112 3 days ago Anonymous Indianapolis, IN , US
14111 3 days ago Kate Scott Elgin, AZ , US
14110 4 days ago Glenda Dugan Walnut Creek, CA , US
14109 4 days ago sara sexton TX, TX , US
14108 5 days ago Lilly Kohler Reichenhall, ot , DE
14107 6 days ago Jacqueline O'Connor Sierra Vista, CA , US
14106 6 days ago Paul Meyer HI, HI , US
14105 6 days ago David Ramirez Sugar Land , TX , US
14104 7 days ago Nena Ng Anaheim, CA , US
14103 1 week ago Jerri Jarvis PA, PA , US
14102 1 week ago Gene and Dori Peters Sun City, AZ , US
14101 1 week ago F.M. Sard South Hadley, MA , US
14100 1 week ago Audrey Farrelly London , ot , GB
14099 1 week ago Ilona Brost Sellersville, PA , US
14098 1 week ago Andrew Sulay Dnipropetrovsk, ot , UA
14097 1 week ago Kelly Lund Malmö, ot , SE
14096 1 week ago Suzanne Miller Cleveland, OH , US
14095 1 week ago Leah Nelson Westport, CT , US
14094 1 week ago Jessica Torres Bow, NH , US
14093 1 week ago Arleen Ferrell Marmarth , ND , US
14092 1 week ago Lorien Dancer Lakewood, CO , US
14091 1 week ago P. Ohm Boulder, CO , US
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Please take action by Dec. 30, 2016.

Photo of monarch butterfly courtesy Flickr/Samuel.

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