Protect Threatened Californian Spotted Owls From Invasive Species

Target: Charlton H. Bonham, Director, California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Goal: Enact protections for California spotted owls under threat from competition.

Californian spotted owl populations are dropping as competing barred owls move into their territory. Without protections from state agencies, these threatened birds will continue to decline as their food supplies and habitats dwindle. Researchers have observed that spotted owls’ range is already endangered by human activity, and other species like the barred owl are forced into habitats in the Sierra Nevada, contributing to an annual decline of 2% among spotted owls.

Only with backing from the state of California will conservationists and scientists be able to stabilize and defend declining spotted owl numbers. An existing network of acoustic monitors, as well as funding for tagging and monitoring operations, will help save these majestic birds from an irreversible decline. Sign the petition below to urge state officials to support these efforts.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Bonham,

California’s spotted owls are under threat from barred owls as food supplies dwindle and habitats are encroached upon. Scientists need support and funding to carry out vital monitoring and conservation activities to protect these birds before their populations decline irreversibly.

I urge you to divert badly-needed resources to ongoing protection efforts for the spotted owl.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Julio Mulero

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