Conservation Biology Institute
Bridging conservation science and practice
May 01, 2009 May 31, 2011

California Mammal Species of Special Concern (MSSC)

Updating the conservation status of all California mammal species, sub-species and distinct populations.


Wayne Spencer, Ph.D.
Director of Conservation Assessment and Planning

CBI staff are leading a large team of mammal experts in preparing a comprehensive review ofpoket mouse the conservation status of all mammal species, subspecies, and distinct population segments in California.  The team has developed and applied a systematic scoring procedure to rank mammal species, subspecies, or distinct population segments for their relative degree of conservation concern within California.  They compiled all available locality data and other pertinent information concerning the status and distribution of nominee taxa, and are preparing species accounts and geographic range maps for each taxon that made the final list.  The result will be used to update Department of Fish and Game's official list of sensitive taxa and will be published in book and web formats.

Click here to access the Mammal Species of Special Concern (MSSC) website

Photo credit: Steve Montgomery


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