The fate of Southern California mountain lions lies in the hands of the California Fish and Game Commission, which votes to list Southern California and Central Coast mountain lions as threatened under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA) on April 16. Urge the Commission to protect these lions before the comment submission deadline of April 10 at noon.
California mountain lions are in dire straits due to road fatalities, rodenticide poisons, habitat fragmentation, wildfires, poaching, and inbreeding. In the Santa Monica Mountains, where major highways fragment remaining habitats, eight lions have died from car collisions in just two years, including a young male lion as recently as March 8.
Another lion, P-56, was killed by depredation permit on January 26, leaving one known breeding male and six adult females to sire future generations. California's Endangered Species Act would improve habitat connectivity and preserve natural wildlife corridors vital to their survival.
We can't risk one more mountain lion death! If nothing is done, mountain lions in Southern California and the Central Coast could become extinct within 12 to 50 years. Urge the California Fish and Game Commission to grant these mountain lions protection under the state's Endangered Species Act. Butterflies, songbirds, and the health of entire ecosystems depend upon the survival of mountain lions!
1. Join the California Fish & Game Commission meeting on April 16 when their members will decide whether or not to list Southern/Central California mountain lions as threatened under the California Endangered Species Act. Visit this site for details on how to join the meeting by teleconference when they are posted.
2. Please sign, send, and share our letter below before the supplementary comment submission deadline at noon on April 10 urging the California Fish & Game Commission to list Southern California and Central Coast mountain lions as threatened under the California Endangered Species Act.
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Please List California's Mountain Lions as Threatened
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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