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Feds and conservation groups reach agreement on Canada lynx

In a settlement with conservation groups, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agrees to prepare a recovery plan for the threatened species

 

Last updated 11/4/2021 at 8:43am



Montana Free Page

by Amanda Eggert

More than 20 years after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service deemed the Canada lynx a threatened species, the agency has agreed to prepare a recovery plan for the elusive, forest-dwelling carnivores. Last week the agency entered into a settlement agreement with six conservation groups that sued USFWS in 2020 over its management of lynx.

The plaintiffs had argued that an agency assessment finding that the animals have recovered and therefore no longer require federal protections was motivated by politics and litigation fatigue rather than scientific evide...



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