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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3570 1 day ago Jessica Jean Posner Palmdale, CA , US
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3568 3 days ago Debbie Neimark Chicago, IL , US
3567 3 days ago Anonymous Seattle, WA , US
3566 4 days ago diana koeck Costa Mesa, CA , US
3565 4 days ago Emma Rivera Maple Plain, MN , US
3564 4 days ago Ruth Goldstein Berkeley, CA , US
3563 4 days ago Richard Spotts Saint George, UT , US
3562 5 days ago Anonymous east, PA , US
3561 5 days ago Ivan Nikanorov Moscow, ot , RU
3560 5 days ago Kathy Gonzalez Albuquerque, NM , US
3559 5 days ago Karen Tucker Tunbridge Wells, ot , GB
3558 6 days ago lisa manthey tyrone , GA , US
3557 6 days ago Lary McKee Gervais, OR , US
3556 6 days ago Mishka Chudilowsky California, CA , US
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3554 6 days ago Jean Gillespie Prairie Du Sac, WI , US
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3552 6 days ago Otmar Neuhoefer Riegelsberg, ot , DE
3551 6 days ago Anne Hoop Long Beach, CA , US
3550 6 days ago Jan Leonardy FL, FL , US
3549 6 days ago Donna Frye KS, KS , US
3548 6 days ago Sudeshna Ghosh Calcutta, ot , IN
3547 6 days ago sheridan ryder hawthorne, CA , US
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Photo of San Bernadino County flying squirrel by Darleen Ortlieb Frechen.

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