We're Suing to Save Monarchs and 10 Other Species

Monarch butterflies and other species won’t survive without federal protection.
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Monarch butterfly

Hi Everyaction,

Monarch butterflies have almost completely disappeared west of the Rocky Mountains and have seen disastrous declines in the East.

Even though their population declined 99% in the West and 85% in the East, they were still put on a waiting list to get Endangered Species Act protection.

We went to court to save them — and 10 other species that can't wait any longer.

Please support our work to save imperiled wildlife with a gift to the Saving Life on Earth Fund.

Monarchs are dying off due to pesticides and habitat loss — and just last month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agreed with us that they need saving.

But Interior Secretary David Bernhardt did nothing, pushing monarchs closer to the brink of extinction.

The Trump administration is coming to an end with the worst record protecting species of any administration in the history of the Endangered Species Act.

Just 25 species have been listed as threatened or endangered in the past four years, leaving hundreds of at-risk species without badly needed protection.

We're not going to let that stand, so we launched a lawsuit against Bernhardt for delaying protections for species that have been waiting for years.

The northern spotted owl was first listed as threatened in 1990 — yet it's still disappearing, along with the old-growth forests it depends on.

The eastern gopher tortoise, severely threatened by development-caused habitat loss, has been waiting for protection since 1982.

We're already in court for more than 200 species waiting decisions on protection — and plans are in the works to take legal action for nearly 100 more.

We're losing nearly a species an hour. To end the extinction crisis, we must secure protection for imperiled plants and animals before it's too late.

Please support our fight with a gift to the Saving Life on Earth Fund.

For the wild,

Kierán Suckling

Kierán Suckling
Executive Director
Center for Biological Diversity

 

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Photo of monarch butterfly by Mara Koenig / USFWS.
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