Illegal Trapping of Imperiled Lynx Spurs Lawsuit in Idaho

June 30, 2014 9:25 PM

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Illegal Trapping of Imperiled Lynx Spurs Lawsuit in Idaho

Five conservation groups filed a lawsuit Monday against Idaho wildlife officials, contending the state failed to restrict illegal trappings that endanger the imperiled Canada lynx.

Western Watersheds Project, the Center for Biological Diversity, Friends of the Clearwater, WildEarth Guardians and Western Environmental Law Center argue that such snares favored by hunters are in direct violation of the US Endangered Species Act (ESA), and that the state needs an "incidental take"...

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