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
13570 31 minutes ago Kelly McColl El Cajon, CA , US
13569 11 hours ago Isaac Wollman San Luis Obispo, CA , US
13568 20 hours ago Jeremy Wales Evansville, MN , US
13567 1 day ago Michele CartaFalsa TX, TX , US
13566 1 day ago Margherita Montanari Florence, ot , IT
13565 1 day ago terri pigford OH, OH , US
13564 1 day ago MERI ROEDER WI, WI , US
13563 1 day ago Rebecca Harper California, CA , US
13562 1 day ago William G Gonzalez Suffern, NY , US
13561 1 day ago Ronald Adams La Salle, CO , US
13560 1 day ago myra berario castaic, CA , US
13559 1 day ago wendy van oosterwijck niel, ot , BE
13558 1 day ago Jonathan Peter NY, NY , US
13557 1 day ago Liz Wijk Ostmark, ot , SE
13556 1 day ago wanda abel lacrescent, MN , US
13555 1 day ago Anonymous Fort Worth, TX , US
13554 1 day ago Kate Ionina Redmond, WA , US
13553 1 day ago Petri Winberry Arlington, VA , US
13552 1 day ago Maria Garcia State *, ot , MX
13551 1 day ago Courtney Wall Benbrook, TX , US
13550 1 day ago Janice James CA, CA , US
13549 1 day ago Patricia Araceli Martinez Baez México City, ot , MX
13548 1 day ago Claudia Reed FL, FL , US
13547 2 days ago Tatiana King Massachusetts, MA , US
13546 2 days ago JoAnn Polley 98370, WA , US
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Please take action by Dec. 30, 2016.

Photo of monarch butterfly courtesy Flickr/Samuel.

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