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
14164 9 minutes ago Lynn Barnes Brown City, MI , US
14163 1 day ago Sharon brink BC, BC , CA
14162 1 day ago James Masters Virginia Beach, VA , US
14161 1 day ago Monica Andersen Capistrano Beach, CA , US
14160 1 day ago Ramona Ivanovic Surrey, BC , CA
14159 1 day ago Sara Bremer Chelsea, MA , US
14158 3 days ago Michael Mayo Syracuse, NY , US
14157 3 days ago Grant Swan Lewistown , MT , US
14156 4 days ago Diane Beatty NJ, NJ , US
14155 5 days ago Jennifer Parramore San Diego, CA , US
14154 5 days ago MaryAnn Bomarito Marina , CA , US
14153 5 days ago Anonymous Sacramento, CA , US
14152 5 days ago Robyn Blaisdell Makawao, HI , US
14151 6 days ago Robert Burger Corvallis, OR , US
14150 6 days ago vesna antonic Loznica, ot , SP
14149 6 days ago sara sexton TX, TX , US
14148 6 days ago Sandra Geyer Fallbrook, CA , US
14147 6 days ago Ruth Pryzner Alexander, MB , CA
14146 6 days ago Annie Bruno Farmingville, NY , US
14145 6 days ago margaret gilchrist nashville, TN , US
14144 6 days ago Prairie Moser Bandon, OR , US
14143 6 days ago Jennifer Faulkner Rocky point , NY , US
14142 6 days ago Joyce Doughty Greeneville, TN , US
14141 6 days ago Sue Molnar Bunola, PA , US
14140 6 days ago Nicole Loh Mayville, WI , SG
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Please take action by Dec. 30, 2016.

Photo of monarch butterfly courtesy Flickr/Samuel.

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