After years of fed foot-dragging, threatened wild cats finally getting southern Rockies critical habitat needed for recovery

Like I’ve said before, we make a great team.

WildEarth Guardians and our allies have just secured another groundbreaking legal settlement that will aid the recovery of Canada lynx—iconic wild cats endangered by climate change and habitat fragmentation.

As a result of relentless pressure by Guardians, our allies, and supporters like you, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has finally agreed to evaluate the southern Rockies for inclusion as lynx critical habitat.

This step in the right direction follows on the heels of the agency abandoning plans to remove Endangered Species Act protections for the struggling snow cat in the contiguous U.S.

Many of you played a critical role in these successful outcomes! Thousands of you have heeded our calls to action and repeatedly urged the Fish and Wildlife Service to keep Canada lynx protected and prepare a science-based recovery plan for these threatened wild cats, which finally puts them on a path toward full recovery across their range.

We are also extremely grateful for our lawsuit partners in this latest settlement victory: Wilderness Workshop and Western Environmental Law Center.

This is just another example of how working together—relentlessly—gets results.

Together, we are a force for nature. And your generous support will continue propelling our endangered species defense work forward.

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About the Author

Lindsay Larris | Wildlife Program Director, WildEarth Guardians

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