martes, septiembre 02, 2014

After 90 Percent Decline, Federal Protection Sought for Monarch Butterfly

August 26th, 2014
Genetically Engineered Crops Are Major Driver in Population Crash
The Center for Biological Diversity and Center for Food Safety as co-lead petitioners joined by the Xerces Society and renowned monarch scientist Dr. Lincoln Brower filed a legal petition today to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeking Endangered Species Act protection for monarch butterflies, which have declined by more than 90 percent in under 20 years. During the same period it is estimated that these once-common iconic orange and black butterflies may have lost more than 165 million acres of habitat — an area about the size of Texas — including nearly a third of their summer breeding grounds.
To read the full petition, go HERE.
For FAQ's on the petition, go HERE.

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