Did you know that monarch butterflies across North America are in trouble?
The species has sharply declined in just the last few decades due to habitat loss. The monarch butterfly's eastern population has fallen by as much as 90 percent, and its western population has fallen by as much as 99 percent.
As part of National Wildlife Federation's Garden for Wildlife program, Butterfly Heroes seeks to bring awareness to the declining population and connect gardeners and kids and families alike to help the monarchs and other pollinators. Take the pledge to help to create new habitats for monarch butterflies by providing a place to rest their wings and lay their eggs. Pledge and become a Butterfly Hero.
More than one-third of U.S. fish and wildlife species are at risk of extinction in the coming decades. The National Wildlife Federation is on the ground in seven regions across the country, collaborating with 53 state and territory affiliates to reverse the crisis and ensure wildlife thrive.