The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has rejected a demand by environmentalists to list the Canada lynx as an endangered species in the lower 48 states.
The decision means the cats with snowshoe-like paws will remain listed as threatened -- a less-protected designation. The decision was denounced by environmentalists. Mike Leahy of Defenders of Wildlife says the lynx still are in big trouble -- even though there has been some progress in the northern Rockies and Colorado.
The group had won a court-ordered review of the government's decision against giving the animal endangered species status. Leahy
says no decision had been made on whether to challenge the decision.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.