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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Photo of San Bernadino County flying squirrel by Darleen Ortlieb Frechen.
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