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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
1674 2 hours ago brenda tobin perris, CA , US
1673 7 hours ago Karl E. Liechtenstein Syrgenstein, ot , DE
1672 7 hours ago Kathryn Chouinard Littleton, CO , US
1671 9 hours ago Christina Michael Morgantown, WV , US
1670 11 hours ago Alice Neuman Sacramento, CA , US
1669 11 hours ago Donna Donhauser Remsen, NY , US
1668 13 hours ago Donna Miller Williamsport, PA , US
1667 13 hours ago Eric Dallin Gulfport, MS , US
1666 13 hours ago Ruth Ward Gresham, OR , US
1665 14 hours ago Anonymous Canton, MA , US
1664 14 hours ago Arlene Zuckerman Rego Park, NY , US
1663 15 hours ago Ann Saunders Denham Springs, LA , US
1662 15 hours ago Sheila Mandell Fort Lauderdale, FL , US
1661 15 hours ago Diane Andrulonis Port Deposit, MD , US
1660 16 hours ago Pete Williams Louisville, KY , US
1659 16 hours ago Judith Jabour Pittsburgh, PA , US
1658 16 hours ago Gian Luca Ribichini Falconara Marittima, ot , IT
1657 16 hours ago Barbara Young Clermont, FL , US
1656 17 hours ago toni lubka hendersonville, TN , US
1655 17 hours ago Piero Masarati Cassano d'Adda, ot , IT
1654 18 hours ago Virginia Utt Melbourne, FL , US
1653 19 hours ago claudio giovine milan, ot , IT
1652 20 hours ago Elisabetta Lelli Spinetoli - AP - ITALY, ot , IT
1651 20 hours ago tom gebus czestochowa, ot , PL
1650 21 hours ago Lajeanne Leveton Fleming Island, FL , US
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Photo of San Bernadino County flying squirrel by Darleen Ortlieb Frechen.

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