The last monarch migration?

Since 1990, monarch populations have crashed, with nearly 1 billion of the butterflies dying.

The decline isn't due to natural causes. The Washington Post called it "nothing short of a massacre."

How so? Pollution-driven climate change is part of the problem. But we're also allowing the destruction of the monarchs' habitat and food source through the rapid acceleration in use of Monsanto's toxic Roundup and Roundup Ready crops. 

It just doesn't make sense  

We're endangering the existence of one of our most beautiful creatures in order to serve the interests of one of the world's most powerful corporations, and for what?

So it can sell massive amounts of toxic herbicides? No part of that makes sense. 

As the monarchs begin their 3,000-mile fall migration, we need to make sure this migration isn't their last. That's why we're calling on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to declare the monarch butterfly a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. 

Together, we can save the monarch

If we succeed, we'll give the monarchs more than a fighting chance. When it comes to preventing extinction, the Endangered Species Act has a 99% success rate. But we have to act now.

Together, we will raise awareness of the monarchs' plight and take action that can save them.

 

Pollinator updates

News Release | Environment America

First bee in continental U.S. makes the Endangered List

Washington, D.C.— Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the rusty patched bumble bee as an endangered species. The native bumble bee is the first bee in the continental United States to be listed under the Endangered Species Act. 

 

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News Release | Environment America

119,662 Americans: Give Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Endangered Status

Washington, D.C.— As the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service considers granting Endangered Species Act protection to the rusty patched bumble bee, groups are taking the fight to their front door. Friends of the Earth, Environment America, Environmental Action and the Sierra Club are delivering petitions to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife headquarters today signed by 119,662 people urging the agency to enact immediate protections for the bee.  

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The next step for bee conservation | Christy Leavitt

Learn more about recent headlines: "Bee species added to U.S. endangered species list for first time."

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News Release | Environment America

Minnesota is the Bees Knees When it Comes to Protecting Pollinators

Boston, MA - Demonstrating national leadership, today Minnesota’s Governor Mark Dayton and Commissioner of Agriculture Dave Frederickson announced a comprehensive plans to limit the use of bee-harming pesticides across their state.

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News Release | Environment America

Millions of dead bees, millions more signatures highlight threat to bees & other pollinators

Washington, D.C.— A truck full of dead bees will make its final stop at a rally outside the headquarters of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this afternoon, culminating a coast-to-coast tour to raise awareness about recent massive declines in pollinators.

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