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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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Number Date Name Location
1797 11 hours ago Jose Avetikyan Moscow, ot , RU
1796 11 hours ago Jose Avetikyan Moscow, ot , RU
1795 11 hours ago Jose Avetikyan Moscow, ot , RU
1794 12 hours ago Alisa Adobajor Moskva, ot , RU
1793 12 hours ago Alisa Adobajor Moskva, ot , RU
1792 12 hours ago Alisa Adobajor Moskva, ot , RU
1791 1 day ago stan sheggeby madison, WI , US
1790 1 day ago Jessica Jean Posner Palmdale, CA , US
1789 1 day ago Melania Padilla Managua, ot , NI
1788 2 days ago barry farley baltimore, MD , US
1787 2 days ago arleen whitmore san anselmo, CA , US
1786 3 days ago Brian Cox Norristown , PA , US
1785 3 days ago Aysenur Çömlekci Manisa, Türkiye Cumhuriyeti, IA , CA
1784 4 days ago Shirley Gilbreath Valley Mills, TX , US
1783 5 days ago Debby Rising sacramento, CA , US
1782 5 days ago Anonymous Easton, PA , US
1781 5 days ago debbie mcqueen avon park, FL , US
1780 5 days ago Kathryn Cissna Kenmore, WA , US
1779 5 days ago Shinobu Fukushima Tokyo, ot , JP
1778 5 days ago debbie mcqueen avon park, FL , US
1777 6 days ago ELLEN HOMSEY Hockessin, DE , US
1776 6 days ago Sylvie de Buzon Los Angeles, CA , US
1775 7 days ago Orva M Gullett Marion, OH , US
1774 7 days ago Debbie Neimark Chicago, IL , US
1773 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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