Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Protect the Threatened Monarch Butterfly

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Center for Food Safety is a non-profit public interest and environmental advocacy organization working to protect human health and the environment.

About the Petition

The monarch butterfly population in North America has been shrinking at an alarming rate. That's why Center for Food Safety and Center for Biological Diversity—joined by Xerces Society and renowned monarch scientist Prof. Lincoln Brower—filed a groundbreaking legal action to list the monarch butterfly as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. If it is listed, the U.S. government would be required to take urgent and significant action to protect the species from further decline.

Sign the petition to extend ESA protection to monarchs!

To: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The monarch butterfly population in North America has been shrinking at an alarming rate, largely because a significant portion of its breeding habitat is being destroyed by herbicides used on genetically engineered crops. Milkweeds are critical to the monarch’s survival because they are the only plants monarch larvae will eat, but they are being decimated by the rampant use of glyphosate used in conjunction with G.E. crops.

Monarchs need urgent, comprehensive protection—the kind of protection only a listing under the Endangered Species Act can provide. I urge you to grant Center for Food Safety's joint petition to list the monarch butterfly as threatened under the ESA.


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Action Updates

  • 03 December 2014

    We did it!

    Thank you for helping us reach 10,000 supporters! Let's keep the momentum going! We've upped our goal to 30,000 signatures!


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