Group Sues to Protect Endangered American Jaguar
The jaguar was added to the Endangered Species List in 1997 after nearly 25 years of delays and lawsuits. Now, a new lawsuit from the Center for Biological Diversity is calling on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to "develop a recovery plan and designate critical habitat for endangered jaguars in the United States." The CBD is particularly critical of Arizona's Jaguar Conservation Team, which it says "has not protected a single acre of habitat for this highly endangered animal."
The CBD is not alone in its Jaguar conservation efforts. Defenders of Wildlife has long fought to preserve the species, its habitat, and its migratory routes.
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