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Mon Jan 22, 2018, 11:58 AM

US says snow-loving lynx no longer need special protection


BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife officials in the United States declared Canada lynx recovered on Thursday and said the snow-loving wild cats no longer need special protections following steps to preserve their habitat.

The Fish and Wildlife Service said it will begin drafting a rule to revoke the lynx’s threatened listing across the Lower 48 state under the Endangered Species Act. Wildlife advocates said they would challenge the move in court.

First imposed in 2000, the threatened designation has interrupted numerous logging and road building projects on federal lands, frustrating industry groups and Western lawmakers.

Some scientists and wildlife advocates have warned that climate change could reduce lynx habitat and the availability of its primary food source — snowshoe hares.


Canada lynx are about the size of bobcats, but with huge paws to help them navigate deep snow. The animals also are found in Montana, Minnesota, Idaho and Washington state.


How long before the GOP allows for hunting of lynx as part of "smart wildlife management?

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Mon Jan 22, 2018, 12:27 PM

1. Trump administration says woolly mammoths are plentiful and can be shot on sight.

So much for basing their decisions on science, facts or even common sense.

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