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1 Million For Monarchs

We’ve set a goal of getting 1 million supporters to come together with WWF to help us save the monarch butterfly. Will you join us?

When we think of wild animals losing their habitats, we usually think of elephants, rhinos, and tigers in faraway places. But monarch butterflies are losing their homes right here in our own backyards.

Milkweed, the only plant on which monarchs lay their eggs and the only source of food for baby caterpillars, is disappearing all across the United States due to herbicide use and land conversion. There is still some illegal logging in Mexico where monarchs spend their winters. And warmer weather is confusing butterflies, which wait for cold temperatures to begin their annual migrations. All of these threats add up to one sad fact: Monarch populations have been on the decline for decades.

These amazing creatures need your help.

It’s a big challenge, but together we can save the monarchs.

We’ve set a goal of getting 1 million supporters to come together with WWF to help us save the monarch butterfly.

By signing up for the Monarch Squad today, you’ll

  • Get the latest news and information about migrating monarchs
  • Learn how, where, and when to grow the plants that monarchs need to survive
  • Be the first line of defense and provide a voice for monarchs on important policy decisions

Want to help butterflies complete their journey from Mexico to Canada? Find out which species of milkweed to plant in your neck of the woods.

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Latest News

Survey suggests migratory monarchs are rebounding—with a long road ahead

A new survey conducted last December indicates migratory monarch butterfly populations grew in 2015, occupying almost 10 acres of forest in their hibernation sites in Mexico. Though this shows a boost from the previous two years, the numbers are considerably low compared to 20 years ago.

monarch butterfly on flower© Phaedra Budy