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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1309 4 minutes ago Herb Mccatty Berkley, MI , US
1308 26 minutes ago Candy Mancuso Phoenix, AZ , US
1307 3 hours ago Faith Strailey Quincy, CA , US
1306 22 hours ago Canan Tzelil Beverly Hills, CA , US
1305 22 hours ago Alessandro Raganato Venice, CA , IT
1304 23 hours ago Lisa Allowitz-Thompson GLENDALE, CA , US
1303 23 hours ago Anonymous GLENDALE, CA , US
1302 1 day ago Lora Eib Bradenton, FL , US
1301 1 day ago Deidre Digel Montgomery, TX , US
1300 1 day ago Dawn Hendry Littleton, CO , US
1299 1 day ago Lynn Mattson Fort Collins, CO , US
1298 1 day ago Sue VĂ©lez Riverside, NJ , US
1297 2 days ago Joel Robinson Silverado, CA , US
1296 2 days ago priscilla grimmett hermitage, TN , US
1295 2 days ago Anonymous Spotsylvania, VA , US
1294 2 days ago m kincer shelby twp., MI , US
1293 2 days ago Pam Lynn Oak Ridge, NJ , US
1292 2 days ago Dianne Miller San Diego, CA , US
1291 3 days ago Peter Seigars Concord, NH , US
1290 3 days ago cristiane pimentel recife, ot , BR
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1288 3 days ago Daniel Tham Singapore, ot , SG
1287 3 days ago Rubi Khilnani San Mateo, CA , US
1286 3 days ago Lori Danko Hatboro, PA , US
1285 3 days ago Jeanne McKimpson Rochester, MN , US
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Photo of San Bernadino County flying squirrel by Darleen Ortlieb Frechen.

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