Center for Biological Diversity

Turn Down the Heat for Flying Squirrels

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The rare, truffle-eating flying squirrel of Southern California's mountains is in trouble.

Its forest habitat is moving upslope as temperatures warm and drier conditions threaten its truffle food supply, which thrives in wet, cool conditions. The San Bernardino flying squirrel has already disappeared from one of the two mountain ranges it lives in near Los Angeles.

The federal government is considering protecting these flying squirrels as an endangered species
, reducing the dangers they face from forest habitat destruction and encouraging government action to fight climate change.

If these amazing flying squirrels don't get Endangered Species Act protection, global warming could push them out of their last mountain refuge.

Please sign the petition below urging the government to protect these flying squirrels from the climate crisis and other threats.


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Number Date Name Location
3814 14 hours ago Carol Papworth WA, WA , US
3813 15 hours ago Tricia Hamilton Shirley, NY , US
3812 19 hours ago Anonymous Staten Island, NY , US
3811 1 day ago Linda Polinski Pittsburgh, PA , US
3810 1 day ago Gloria Stacholy Coral Gables, FL , US
3809 1 day ago Sarah Sivro Geneva , ot , CH
3808 1 day ago Stephanie Vlahos Boston, MA , US
3807 3 days ago emme g ch, CA , US
3806 3 days ago Judith Haglund Sarasota, FL , US
3805 3 days ago Tina daCruz Northampton, ot , GB
3804 4 days ago Anonymous Sussex, ot , GB
3803 4 days ago Dilys Hunt kings Lynn, ot , GB
3802 5 days ago Brian K Sutton Louisville, KY , US
3801 6 days ago mary ann millay mpls, MN , US
3800 6 days ago Nicole Loh Singapore, ot , SG
3799 7 days ago Alex Par Fresno, CA , US
3798 7 days ago Chantal Buslot Hasselt, ot , BE
3797 1 week ago christa barron scotts valley, CA , US
3796 1 week ago Alper Arslan Çanakale, ot , TR
3795 1 week ago lynn harrigan marina, CA , US
3794 1 week ago Lotte Larsson Roskilde, ot , DK
3793 1 week ago Anonymous east, PA , US
3792 1 week ago Toby Cardoso Carolina Beach, NC , US
3791 1 week ago Lary McKee Gervais, OR , US
3790 1 week ago Alper Arslan Çanakale, ot , TR
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Photo of San Bernadino County flying squirrel by Darleen Ortlieb Frechen.

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