Canada Lynx Protections Slink into New Mexico

September 12, 2014 3:08 PM

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The Fish and Wildlife Service announced yesterday that it will protect the Canada lynx in New Mexico. Yay! The big cat—which lives in forested areas of Canada (duh), New England, the Northwest, and the Rockies down to New Mexico—is now considered "threatened" throughout the Lower 48. The agency, however, did not designate any critical habitat for the species in the southern Rockies or New England. This means hunting the animal will still be illegal in those areas, but other human activities that could indirectly affect the species (development, deforestation, and such) will still be allowed. Good luck, lynx!

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