Monsanto vs. monarchs – millions of butterflies disappearing

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Monsanto vs. monarchs – millions of butterflies disappearing

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Every year, millions of monarch butterflies migrate thousands of miles to their winter homes in Mexico. Recently, their numbers have plunged by 90 percent: herbicides tailored to Monsanto’s GE crops are driving the iconic butterfly to extinction. Please join us in calling for the monarch’s protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Monarch butterflies are one of the most beautiful and iconic insects in the world, and they are in serious trouble. The monarch butterfly population in North America has been shrinking at an alarming rate. Why? A major culprit is the use of herbicides like Monsanto's Roundup on genetically engineered (GE) crops, which is destroying a significant portion of their breeding habitat.

That's why the US NGOs Center for Food Safety and Center for Biological Diversity have just co-filed a groundbreaking legal petition – joined by Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and renowned monarch scientist Prof. Lincoln Brower – to list the monarch butterfly as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). If listed, the U.S. government would be required to take urgent and significant action to protect monarchs from further declines.

Rainforest Rescue supports this initiative. Please add your voice to the petition to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) in support of protecting monarchs under the ESA.

https://www.rainforest-rescue.org/mailalert/969/monsanto-vs-monarchs-millions-of-butterflies-disappearing

 

 

 

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