In his lifetime, a mountain lion known as P-78 had to cross California's Highway 101 and other freeways countless times as he wandered across his home territory.
But a few months ago, his body was found near a creek. He'd come to a brutal end, with rat poisons in his blood and signs that he'd been hit by a vehicle.
P-78 deserved better. To stop the extinction crisis, we must stop paving over and slicing up wildlife habitat.
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Highways and sprawl have decimated mountain lion habitat in southern and central coastal California.
If we don't improve connectivity, the Santa Monica and Santa Ana populations of these big cats could go extinct within decades.
They're being hit by cars, poisoned, and killed in wildfires. They need more room to roam and safe passage around freeways.
But California isn't the only place where big cats are being pushed to the brink.
Vehicle strikes are a leading cause of death for Florida panthers — and now they face another threat.
An oil company is seeking a permit to drill in Big Cypress National Preserve, the largest, intact habitat for the 120 or so remaining Florida panthers. We're on the ground trying to stop it.
Big Cypress is the first preserve in the U.S. national park system. Drilling for oil there would destroy this fragile ecosystem and bring panthers one step closer to extinction.
More than 1 million species are on track to go extinct in the coming decades.
With each loss, the wild around us slips further away. We need you now more than ever.
We're doubling down to stop the extinction crisis. We hope you will too.
Give today to the Saving Life on Earth Fund, and your donation will be matched.
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