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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Number Date Name Location
1560 5 hours ago Peter Seigars Concord, NH , US
1559 6 hours ago Pam Miller No. Highlands, CA , US
1558 10 hours ago Tina Zeeberg Portland, OR , US
1557 10 hours ago karen presson Baltimore, MD , US
1556 12 hours ago Caitlin Loughman cedarhurst, NY , US
1555 19 hours ago mr. g. west everett, WA , US
1554 19 hours ago Susan Helmstetter Livingston, NJ , US
1553 20 hours ago Anonymous Easton, PA , US
1552 20 hours ago Missy Kendrick Valdosta, GA , US
1551 24 hours ago Juan Zamora San Fernando, ot , ES
1550 1 day ago Ashley Scarlett Williamsburg, MI , US
1549 1 day ago Anonymous Orange, CA , US
1548 1 day ago Paige Wickline Madison, WI , US
1547 2 days ago Karina Dansie Sandy, UT , US
1546 3 days ago Faith Strailey Quincy, CA , US
1545 3 days ago Veronica Reyes Chatsworth, GA , US
1544 3 days ago Frances Mackiewicz Beachwood, NJ , US
1543 3 days ago Hilde Bergamini Russell, MA , US
1542 3 days ago kyle myers cohasset, CA , US
1541 3 days ago Sharon Koe River Grove, IL , US
1540 3 days ago Shalise Wilson Roseville, CA , US
1539 3 days ago Longin Kaczmarsky St. Augustine, FL , US
1538 4 days ago Maria Nowicki San Francisco, CA , US
1537 4 days ago Richard Penoyar Midland, MI , US
1536 4 days ago Armida Franceschini Ramona, CA , US
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Photo of San Bernadino County flying squirrel by Darleen Ortlieb Frechen.

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