Defenders of Wildlife and the Center for Biological Diversity score big victory for the big cat-

This could mean that critical habitat for the jaguar will have to be established in the United States and even a reintroduction.

U.S. District Court judge orders new review for jaguar habitat. By Arthur H. Rotstein. AP in the Arizona Republic.

News release from the Center for Biological Diversity.

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Earlier on this blog. Whither a recovery plan for the jaguar?

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

6 Responses to Win on Jaguar Critical Habitat!

  1. avatar Virginia says:

    The spokesman said, “We’re still digesting and reviewing the judge’s decision whether to designate critical habitat or develop a recovery plan for the jaguar.” What on earth does that mean? Shouldn’t they do both? I guess I don’t understand that statement.

  2. avatar paulWTAMU says:

    I’ve voiced my reservations about reintroduction of the jaguar here before…but nearly anything that preserves habitat is a win in my book 🙂

  3. avatar Brian Ertz says:

    the jaguars might eat the cattle

  4. avatar ProWolf in WY says:

    This is a good thing. I would not be surprised if in the next 10 to 15 years we get a breeding population if things go well in Mexico and we don’t build the Great Wall.

  5. avatar jimbob says:

    The wall will be the great hindrance to any recovery, as Prowolf said. I guess we should be happy with the habitat. But if it remains “empty” it is an empty victory.

  6. avatar JB says:

    Very good news, indeed!

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