Save California's Mountain Lions

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Help us save California's Lions

We need your help. Mountain lions in the Southern and Central Coast areas of California are threatened with extinction. Some populations could disappear within a decade if nothing is done.

This is why on June 25, 2019, the Mountain Lion Foundation and the Center for Biological Diversity filed a petition to list these mountain lions as a threatened or endangered species under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA).

Please help us inform the California Fish and Game Commission that we have to protect these lions. They must be granted protection under the state's Endangered Species Act.

These big cat’s habitat have shrunk dramatically over the past century and have increasingly become fragmented. Mountain lions in the Santa Ana and Santa Monica mountains are now suffering from extremely low genetic diversity and inbreeding as a result. The lions in the Santa Cruz Mountains are showing similar trends as well.They are also exposed to a wide range of other threats, including car strikes, rat poisons, poaching and wildfire.

Please send a letter in your own words, to California’s wildlife officials asking them to protect the Southern and Central Coast mountain lions before it’s too late, and help ensure the survival of this iconic keystone species.

Send your letter, no later than April 1st, by email to:
Or you can mail a hard copy to:
California Fish and Game Commission
Melissa Miller-Henson, Executive Director
1419 9th Street, 12th floor, Sacramento, CA 95814

Thank you for helping us.

Photo Credit - National Park Service (2015)