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  The US Fish and Wildlife Service has initiated a 5-year review of the status of the contiguous U.S. population of the Canada lynx.

We conduct 5 year reviews to ensure the ESA listed status of a species is accurate.  For this status review we will assess the best scientific and commercial information available since the lynx was listed in 2000.

Generally, we are looking for information regarding:

  • Species biology, including but not limited to population trends, distribution, abundance, demographics, and genetics;
  • Habitat conditions, including but not limited to amount, distribution, and suitability;
  • Conservation measures that have been implemented to benefit the species; (D) Threat status and trends; and
  • Other new information, data, or corrections, including but not limited to taxonomic or nomenclatural changes, identification of erroneous information contained in the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants, and improved analytical methods.

arrow  News Release Announcing 5-Year Review (January 13, 2015 )

  Notice announcing 5-year review (April 18, 2007, Federal Register).


Last Updated: March 10, 2015

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