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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1870 53 minutes ago Lori Walker Coeur d'Alene, ID , US
1869 2 hours ago briony savage edin, ot , GB
1868 3 hours ago Renee Stein New York, NY , US
1867 5 hours ago Robert Fredrickson Valley Park, MO , US
1866 5 hours ago Marion Curlin Seattle, WA , US
1865 6 hours ago Anonymous Owings Mills, MD , US
1864 18 hours ago Shinobu Fukushima Tokyo, ot , JP
1863 1 day ago Adil Mehta Chatsworth, CA , US
1862 2 days ago Sara Gibson Flagstaff, AZ , US
1861 3 days ago Kim Hart Des Moines, IA , US
1860 3 days ago Denise Griffin Mobile, AL , US
1859 3 days ago Imran Faisal Lanham , MD , US
1858 3 days ago michael Jarrett Tucson, AZ , US
1857 3 days ago Missy Kendrick Valdosta, GA , US
1856 3 days ago Anonymous Easton, PA , US
1855 4 days ago taeler dombrosky spokane, WA , US
1854 5 days ago Rhana Wyble Groves, TX , US
1853 5 days ago Julie Martin Frederic, WI , US
1852 5 days ago Gabriela Baldaia Porto, ot , PT
1851 5 days ago Donna Vivado Centerville, MA , US
1850 5 days ago Debbie Neimark Chicago, IL , US
1849 5 days ago Amanda Allen Elkhart, IN , US
1848 7 days ago Jessica mcfrederick Mantua, OH , US
1847 7 days ago Joan Christensen Intl Falls, MN , US
1846 1 week ago Anonymous Easton, PA , US
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Photo of San Bernadino County flying squirrel by Darleen Ortlieb Frechen.

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