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Book Release: CA Flora

The California Native Plant Society has published the 6th edition of the Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants of California, which lists
2,073 plants as rare, endangered, or uncommon, representing about 33% of the state's native plants.
To purchase, contact CNPS at (916) 447-2677 or

Petition to Uplist Loggerhead
Turtles to Endangered Two organizations, the Turtle Island Restoration Network and the Center for Biological Diversity, have submitted a formal petition to the National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to uplist two populations of the loggerhead sea
turtle from Threatened to Endangered. Turtles face many threats from humans, including incidental bycatch of
commercial fishing operations, marine pollution, and coastal development on critical nesting beaches. Turtles, like salmon, return to natal
birth sites to nest. An electronic version of the petition is available by emailing Todd Steiner at For more information:

Silent Spring 40th Anniversary
In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Rachel Carson's influential and inspirational book, Silent Spring, The Andy Warhol Museum in
Pittsburg will exhibit for the first time Warhol's 1983 print portfolio, "Endangered Species," and his "Vanishing Animals" from a 1986 book
published in collaboration with the San Diego Zoo. For more information, contact:
The Andy Warhol Museum, (412) 237-8300,

Canadian Endangered Species
The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) met in November 2001 to review 37 species at risk. New species
added to the list of endangered species include the southern resident population of killer whales and the southern population of tiger salamander.
Eleven species, reevaluated using new IUCN criteria, were upgraded from Special Concern to Threatened (e.g. least bittern, Ross's
gull, rosyface shiner). The number of species at risk now totals 387: 29 Extirpated; 118 Endangered; 94 Threatened; 146 Special Concern. For more
information: Canadian Nature Federation,

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Conservation Newsletter