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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 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
15211 3 days ago Mary S Hoffman Estates, IL , US
15210 4 days ago Kazik Mozolowski Noblesville, US
15209 5 days ago Marcine McBride West Melbourne, FL , US
15208 6 days ago ibrahim rexhepi ville la grand, FR+A6 , FR
15207 6 days ago Greg Jameson Gurnee, IL , US
15206 7 days ago Anonymous Suwanee, GA ,
15205 7 days ago Megan Deitz Lawrence, KS , US
15204 1 week ago Lauren Gedlinske Apple Valley, MN , US
15203 1 week ago Barbara Delgado Miami, FL , US
15202 1 week ago Beatriz Pallanes Santa Ana, CA , US
15201 1 week ago Paul Tuff Salinas, CA , US
15200 1 week ago Hilarey Benda Los Angeles, CA , US
15199 1 week ago Mrs. Meaghan Black and Mr. Joseph Shavalier Hollister, CA , US
15198 1 week ago shelia jons St. Helens, ot , GB
15197 1 week ago Anneret Smit Bloemfontein, ot , ZA
15196 1 week ago .annamarie jones CA, CA , US
15195 1 week ago Annamaria Rizzo Brescia, ot , IT
15194 1 week ago Zoe Spiropoulou Haidari, ot , GR
15193 1 week ago Robin Stano West Caldwell, NJ , US
15192 1 week ago M E Miller Santa Clara, CA , US
15191 1 week ago Andrea Logan Saint Charles, IL , US
15190 1 week ago Maria Rainho Watertown, MA , US
15189 1 week ago Anonymous Newbury Park, CA , US
15188 1 week ago Bonnie Zotos Huntley, IL , US
15187 1 week ago Ronda Lamagna Tracy, CA , US
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Please take action by Dec. 30, 2017.

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