California Residents: Last Chance to Save Mountain Lions
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 it’s too late!
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.
RIP young mountain lion killed on March 8 by car strike while trying to cross Freeway 101.
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.
RIP P-56 who died by predation permit on January 26, which a CESA listing would prevent in the future.
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!
Mountain lion rubbing her scent on a log in the Verdugo Mountains. A CESA listing would protect lions like this lovely female!
What YOU Can Do:
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.