Feds Want More Critical Habitat for Lynx

Feb 29, 2008 By CATHERINE TSAI, Associated Press Writer
Feds Want More Critical Habitat for Lynx (AP)
A Canada lynx heads into the Rio Grande National Forest after being released on April 19, 2005, near Creede, Colo. Federal wildlife managers announced Thursday Feb. 28, 2008 that they have dramatically increased the amount of land they want to designate as critical habitat for the Canada lynx, a threatened species. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday it wants to designate 42,753 square miles in six states. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

(AP) -- Federal wildlife managers said Thursday they want to increase by more than 20-fold the amount of land designated as critical habitat for the threatened Canada lynx, to nearly 43,000 square miles in six states.



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bigwheel
not rated yet Feb 29, 2008
Here we go again, there is no shortage of lynx in canada or alaska,
why is it so important that we have them down here? Answer, it's
not, it's only important that they keep you from enjoying the
"public property" that you own and your tax dollars pay for.