According to a recent news story, the monarch butterfly may soon be listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The monarch butterfly is a striking orange and black butterfly, well-known for making annual migrations from the United States to Mexico. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering designating the species as threatened under the ESA at the request of conservation groups. Designation as a federally-threatened species would grant the increasingly rare butterfly greater protections under the law. Research for the final decision will take about one year.
Take action. Contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and express your support for greater protections for the monarch butterfly.