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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4306 48 minutes ago jeanine mielke boonville, MO , US
4305 2 hours ago Alexandra Colonna East Hampton , NY , US
4304 3 hours ago Nancy Crosby Foxboro, MA , US
4303 4 hours ago Alan Harper Virginia, VA , US
4302 4 hours ago Edward Dorson L.I.C., NY , US
4301 4 hours ago Kristin Lewis Stafford, TX , US
4300 22 hours ago Lauren Jusek Garrettsville, OH , US
4299 1 day ago Robin Blier saugerties, NY , US
4298 1 day ago Francoise Phipps Ronchamp, ot , FR
4297 1 day ago BECKY bunnell Vermont, VT , US
4296 1 day ago Darlene Zagata Brownsville, PA , US
4295 1 day ago Marce Walsh Houston, TX , US
4294 1 day ago Yael Shimshin Jerusalem, ot , IL
4293 2 days ago Katalin Kónya-Jakus None, ot , HU
4292 2 days ago Ben Williams Crestview , FL , US
4291 2 days ago cindy sheaks hialeah, FL , US
4290 3 days ago Heidi Mitchell Teasdale, UT , US
4289 3 days ago Megan Baker MO, MO , US
4288 3 days ago Marianna Sandulescu MI, MI , US
4287 3 days ago Marjorie Clisson grand champ, ot , FR
4286 3 days ago Katalin Kónya-Jakus None, ot , HU
4285 3 days ago Anonymous PA, PA , US
4284 3 days ago Matthew Van Camp WA - Washington, WA , US
4283 3 days ago James Carmean O'Fallon, MO , US
4282 3 days ago Shelley Toye Gales Ferry, CT , US
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Photo of San Bernadino County flying squirrel by Darleen Ortlieb Frechen.

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