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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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2161 9 hours ago susan Jacob Rockville Centre, NY , US
2160 1 day ago Morgan Kanae Hanford, CA , US
2159 1 day ago Mark Davis Brooklyn, NY , US
2158 2 days ago Anonymous Orange, CA , US
2157 2 days ago Lynnette Barrera La Grange, CA , US
2156 2 days ago C. Campbell bethlehem, PA , US
2155 2 days ago The U. family Easton, PA , US
2154 2 days ago Anonymous Easton, PA , US
2153 3 days ago Alexandra Meyer Groebenzell, ot , DE
2152 3 days ago Mishelle Vislisel Denver, CO , US
2151 3 days ago Bevan Dara Canmore, AB , CA
2150 3 days ago Anneliese Lipinski Somerset, NJ , US
2149 3 days ago Doreen Frega Saddle brook, NJ , US
2148 3 days ago Roxanna Veras Jackson , NJ , US
2147 3 days ago jude misurelli hockessin, DE , US
2146 3 days ago Anonymous Scotchtown, NY , US
2145 3 days ago HARRISON P BERTRAM SCHUMBURG, IL , US
2144 3 days ago Jessica Jean Posner Palmdale, CA , US
2143 3 days ago Wilmer Gastineau Joplin, MO , US
2142 3 days ago britta hoeyberghs schilde, ot , BE
2141 5 days ago Anette Cyr Petoskey, MI , US
2140 6 days ago Liz Reed Lake Villa, IL , US
2139 7 days ago John Browning Denison, TX , US
2138 7 days ago Lorrie Edmonson South Pasadena, CA , US
2137 7 days ago Caroline Williams Sydney, ot , AU
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Photo of San Bernadino County flying squirrel by Darleen Ortlieb Frechen.

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