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 13759 signatures
Number Date Name Location
13759 7 hours ago Donna Walker Los Angeles, CA , US
13758 9 hours ago Dawn Carr Charlotte, NC , US
13757 13 hours ago angela fox desert hot springs, CA , US
13756 15 hours ago Carrie Moore Oklahoma, OK , US
13755 15 hours ago josh pucci VA, VA , US
13754 16 hours ago Karen Neubert LA, CA , US
13753 18 hours ago jon brock dallas, TX , US
13752 19 hours ago Melodie Rammer Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA , US
13751 1 day ago elisabeth bittremieux herent, belgium, ot , BE
13750 1 day ago Carlo Zucchi Como, ot , IT
13749 1 day ago gregory.a.. clewell seaside heights, NJ , US
13748 1 day ago Tina Sprouse Fort Collins , CO , US
13747 1 day ago jean Polous IL, IL , US
13746 1 day ago Monica Fellowes Fredericksburg, VA , US
13745 1 day ago Chris Guillory Port Angeles, WA , US
13744 1 day ago Dennis Kaplan Mayfield Heights, OH , US
13743 1 day ago Robert DeLucca Wausau , WI , US
13742 1 day ago Germano Brandes TX, TX , BR
13741 1 day ago Joseph J. O'Connell Augusta, GA , US
13740 1 day ago sara sexton TX, TX , US
13739 1 day ago Graham Douglas, J.D. South Carolina, SC , US
13738 1 day ago chris brazis sf, CA , US
13737 1 day ago Barbara Poulsen Corvallis, OR , US
13736 1 day ago Priscilla Tine Knoxville, TN , US
13735 3 days ago Bénédicte galhaut arbignieu, PW , US
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Please take action by Dec. 30, 2016.

Photo of monarch butterfly courtesy Flickr/Samuel.

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