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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
15186 6 days ago David Meade Apollo, PA , US
15185 6 days ago Liz Reed lake villa, IL , US
15184 6 days ago cameron mansfield Casselberry, FL , US
15182 6 days ago Irina Lamadrid Mar del Plata, AR+01 , AR
15181 6 days ago Richard Pecha Lake Hopatcong, NJ , US
15180 6 days ago Penelope Bakatsias Charlotte , NC , US
15179 6 days ago Laurie Izzo North Haven , CT , US
15178 7 days ago Connie Curnow Bountiful , UT , US
15177 7 days ago Nikola Zurak Chicago, IL , US
15176 7 days ago A. Cuza Elkton, MD , US
15175 7 days ago Michelle Morris Euless, TX , US
15174 7 days ago Susanne Lindén Almunge, SE+21 , SE
15173 7 days ago Caleb Laieski Fredericksburg, VA , US
15172 7 days ago Peggy Furminger-Haist Akron, NY , US
15171 7 days ago Bettina Taiana Zwillikon, ot , CH
15170 7 days ago Debra Amerson Forest Knolls, CA , US
15169 7 days ago Barbara Johns Lewisberry, PA , US
15168 7 days ago Karl Armens iowa city, IA , US
15167 1 week ago Nick Mistele Grayslake, IL , US
15166 1 week ago Nick Mistele Grayslake, IL , US
15165 1 week ago Nick Mistele Grayslake, IL , US
15164 1 week ago Libby W. Carbondale, IL , US
15163 1 week ago Linda Ward Elma , NY , US
15162 1 week ago Anonymous Atlanta, GA , US
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Please take action by Dec. 30, 2017.

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