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 14240 signatures
Number Date Name Location
14240 1 day ago C Gorny SHerman Oaks, CA , US
14239 2 days ago Kenneth Smith Yuma, AZ , US
14238 2 days ago Alexis Culley bumpass, Virginia , US
14237 3 days ago Lori Gasser Hermitage, TN , US
14236 3 days ago Brian Pierce Tallahassee , FL , US
14235 4 days ago Alex Tsukernik Brooklyn, NY , US
14234 5 days ago Sophie Swirczynski Eugene, OR , US
14233 5 days ago Irena Franchi SIB, FL , US
14232 1 week ago Janet Petermann Austin, TX , US
14231 1 week ago Fernando Pueblo San Diego, CA , US
14230 1 week ago Alisa Adobajor Moscow, RU+48 , RU
14229 1 week ago James Sullivan Chicago, IL , US
14228 1 week ago Barry Bennett Fayetteville, AR , US
14227 1 week ago sara sexton TX, TX , US
14226 1 week ago Michelle Logan Florida, FL , US
14225 1 week ago Austin Wood Huffman, TX , US
14224 1 week ago Rivelino Marion Sacramento, US
14223 1 week ago Dawn Hostetler Phoenix, AZ , US
14222 2 weeks ago A Martin Texas, TX , US
14221 2 weeks ago Quentin Fischer Roanke, VA , US
14220 2 weeks ago Jere Wilkerson Monterey, CA , US
14219 2 weeks ago sara sexton TX, TX , US
14218 2 weeks ago Angelica Chinellato Monthey, CH+22 , CH
14217 3 weeks ago Julie Wiebeck Arvada, CO , US
14216 3 weeks ago Anonymous birmingham, GB+43 , GB
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Please take action by Dec. 30, 2016.

Photo of monarch butterfly courtesy Flickr/Samuel.

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