Imperiled Lynx Gain New Ground

September 12, 2014 4:22 PM

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Canada lynx gained new federal protections in New Mexico on Thursday, wildlife officials announced, serving as an important step towards this elusive species' recovery.

However, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) denied the imperiled animal designated critical habitat in the Southern Rockies of New Mexico, Colorado and portions of Wyoming, as they were deemed non-essential to the conservation of the species.

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