monarch butterflies

Monarch butterfly (Photo: Erin Wilson, Unsplash)

At Environment Action, we think monarch butterflies rule. They’re an important pollinator, but that’s not all. Will you help save these beloved butterflies? These tiny, beloved butterflies are a cheerful reminder of the beauty of our natural world. And — unfortunately — our monarchs are becoming more scarce. Today, you can help us protect the habitat they need to survive their […]
Woman and dog on a mountain (Photo by Patrick Hendry on Unsplash)

In this week’s social shares: the toxic legacy of coal ash, endangered species protections for monarch butterflies and more.  Social Shares for FacebookSocial Shares for Twitter.@washingtonpost: Trump administration moves forward with Arctic oil plan wildlife staff deem ‘not adequate’ ▶️ more: https://t.co/fYJKLOE9cX ◀️Seismic testing can frighten polar bear mothers, causing them to abandon vulnerable cubs to die. pic.twitter.com/lUWzGp6tAB— Environmental Action (@EnviroAction) August […]
Monarch butterfly (Photo: Wikimedia user Rhododendrites CC 4.0)

Monarch butterflies are precious — and we need to do everything we can to protect them. Add your name to our new petition for butterflies and help us make it clear to the US Fish and Wildlife Service that the public is on the monarchs’ side.The Threat to Monarch Butterflies Monarch butterflies need our help — since 1990, nearly 1 billion […]
Monarch butterfly (Photo: Pixabay)

This year, measurements of the overwintering monarch population in Mexico showed yet another season of decline: Monarchs covered 14.7 percent less acreage in Mexican forests than they did last year. Monarchs have been vanishing—they’ve lost 90 percent of their population since their peak in the 1990s. One of the significant reasons? Monarchs are losing their caterpillars’ main source of food, […]

To save monarch butterflies, Environmental Action supporters have submitted more than 30,000 public comments to the Environmental Protection Agency calling for a ban on the main chemical in Roundup, glyphosate. The chemical is destroying the milkweed these butterflies need to survive. And we can’t stop now if we are going to save our monarchs from extinction. Monsanto and other powerful companies […]
Monarch butterflies

People across the country are taking steps to save North America’s imperiled monarch butterflies — and sharing gorgeous photos of how they’re making a difference.How you can help monarchs Make Your Backyard Monarch-Friendly Find out how planting native milkweed can provide crucial habitat for these beloved butterflies.Take Action Online Since their peak in the mid-90s, monarch populations have decreased by 90 percent, in […]
Monarch butterfly (Photo: Pixabay)

We can all act to save monarchs in our own homes and communities by planting native milkweed. Here are answers to Environmental Action supporters’ most frequently-asked questions!Each year, monarch populations are plummeting — there are 16 million fewer monarchs than just a year ago.1We can all act to save monarchs in our own homes and communities by planting native milkweed. […]
Environmental Action Earth Day 2018

At Environmental Action, we’ve always had a special relationship with Earth Day. We were founded on the very first Earth Day in 1970. And our work at the forefront of some of America’s most significant — and successful — efforts to protect the environment is built upon that legacy.Today we need your support to protect some of America’s most beloved […]
Monarch butterfly (Photo by Kyle Glenn on Unsplash)

In just the past year, we’ve lost 16 million monarch butterflies.Monarchs face a range of threats, but one of the biggest is Monsanto’s Roundup. Milkweed is a critical source of food for monarchs. But increased use of Roundup means that milkweed is disappearing — and so are the monarchs that go with it.Monarchs are Threatened A new study has shown […]
Washington State (Photo by Unsplash user Adrian)

This week’s Environmental Action shares include posts about monarch butterflies, protecting a treasured national monument in New Mexico, dolphins and more.Please share any (or all) of these posts and help build the movement to protect our air, water, wildlife and environment. Environmental Action Shares for FacebookEnvironmental Action Shares for TwitterThese are dangerous times for America’s wolves — especially in […]