Tell Secretary Haaland: Protect our monarchs
Dear Interior Secretary Deb Haaland,
In July, an international body listed monarch butterflies as endangered -- but in the United States, these once-abundant pollinators still don't have the protections they need.
Habitat loss and overuse of certain pesticides have led to dramatic drops in numbers of western monarchs by as much as 95%. Without action, these iconic pollinators will face the threat of extinction. And if we don't do anything to protect them -- and their habitat and food sources -- then their spectacular migration might disappear altogether, depriving future generations of one of nature's true wonders.
It's time we protect these iconic pollinators, before it's too late. That's why I'm writing to urge you to institute special protections for western monarch butterflies.