Friday, 12 January 2018 14:09

Canada Lynx may not be endangered for much longer Featured

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Canada Lynx may not be endangered for much longer

STATEWIDE - It's a comeback we all can celebrate. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said a recent scientific review has shown the Canada Lynx population in the lower 48 states has rebounded.

So much in fact, the lynx may no longer warrant protection under the endangered species act.

 

It's all parts of an extensive study that was done in cooperation with the various states to study the lynx population and also other animals the lynx need to survive.

 

The Canada Lynx has been listed as threatened since 2000, but has recovered thanks to new land management practices and other conservation measures.

 

Maine has the lower 48's largest lynx population.

 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it's thanks to collaboration with the state, the Maine Forest Products Council, land owners and others, the lynx is facing a much brighter future.