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.


1-25 of 1596 signatures
Number Date Name Location
1596 23 minutes ago Tonya Howard Southampton, ot , BM
1595 2 hours ago Christelle Michon Paris, ot , FR
1594 3 hours ago Marthese Cassar GUDJA, ot , MT
1593 3 hours ago melinda ramsey monticello, FL , US
1592 4 hours ago Candace Unzueta QUARTZ HILL, CA , US
1591 6 hours ago Mary Ellen Pallatino Pittsburgh, PA , US
1590 6 hours ago Daniel Tham Singapore, ot , SG
1589 7 hours ago Rossana Mianulli bari, ot , IT
1588 7 hours ago mauricio carvajal Santiago, ot , CL
1587 8 hours ago Judith Osterman Loch Sheldrake, NY , US
1586 8 hours ago Jason Trentlyon New York, NY , US
1585 9 hours ago barbara brucato Chapel HILL, NC , US
1584 9 hours ago Arlene Zimmer Rancho Palos Verdes, CA , US
1583 9 hours ago Jean Naples West Haverstraw, NY , US
1582 9 hours ago Christy Levine Saint George, UT , US
1581 11 hours ago Tammy Swoboda Indianapolis, IN , US
1580 12 hours ago Samuel McIntyre Fairfield, CT , US
1579 12 hours ago Lajeanne Leveton Fleming Island, FL , US
1578 12 hours ago Anonymous Dania Beach, FL , US
1577 12 hours ago Mehak Ratan Shrewsbury, MA , US
1576 13 hours ago Pat Williamson Mt Arlington , NJ , US
1575 13 hours ago Teri Smyth Mims, FL , US
1574 13 hours ago Sharon Baily Charlottesville, VA , US
1573 13 hours ago barry werbowsky north york, ON , CA
1572 13 hours ago tavi Karpilow st louis, MO , US
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Photo of San Bernadino County flying squirrel by Darleen Ortlieb Frechen.

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