Save California Mountain Lions!

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Mountain lions in Southern California and along the Central Coast are on an extinction trajectory. If nothing is done, some populations could disappear within 50 years or less.

Tell the California Fish and Game Commission we can't let this happen. It must grant these mountain lions protection under the state's Endangered Species Act.

Over the past century, habitat for these big cats has shrunk dramatically and become increasingly fragmented. As a result mountain lions in the Santa Ana and Santa Monica mountains are now suffering from extremely low genetic diversity and inbreeding, and pumas in the Santa Cruz Mountains are showing similar trends.

They're also bombarded by a wide range of other threats, including car strikes, rat poisons, poaching and wildfire.

In response to the Center for Biological Diversity's legal petition to list Central Coast and Southern California mountain lions under the California Endangered Species Act, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife recommended in February that listing may be warranted. Now it's up to the California Fish and Game Commission to do what's right and vote to accept the Department's recommendation and grant protections to these imperiled populations.

Please sign this petition urging the Commission to vote to protect these big cats at their April 16 meeting.

And send an email directly to the Commission at fgc@fgc.ca.gov or by using our action alert. Together we can #SaveCaliforniaCougars.

To learn more, visit SaveCaliforniaLions.org.