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  The contiguous U.S. population of the lynx was listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act in 2000.   In 2003, in response to a court-order to reconsider the listing, we clarified our final listing decision.  

2000 Listing decision documents:

  Final Rule:  Determination of Threatened Status for the Contiguous United States Distinct Population Segment of the Canada Lynx, March 24, 2000; Federal Register

  Literature cited from Canada lynx final rule, 2000

  Contiguous United States lynx range map, 2000

  Commonly asked questions about the Canada lynx listing fact sheet, 2000

2003 Clarification of final listing decision documents:

  Notice of Remanded Determination of Status for the Contiguous U.S. Distinct Population Segment of the Canada Lynx; Clarification of Findings; Final Rule, July 3, 2003; Federal Register

  Range Map - Black & White version (334 KB)

  Range Map - Color version (2.5 MB)

  Literature cited in clarification of findings, July, 2003

  Court order, December, 2002


Service to Conduct Status Review on the Need to Revise the 2000 Canada Lynx Listing to Include New Mexico

Following an initial review of a petition to revise the listing of Canada lynx to include the mountains of north-central New Mexico, the Fish and Wildlife Service will undertake a review to determine if animals in New Mexico – believed to be dispersers from the State of Colorado reintroduction efforts - should be protected under the Endangered Species Act. The Service is seeking information regarding the status and distribution of the Canada lynx, including impacts or potential impacts to the species resulting from either human activities or natural causes. Public comments will be accepted until February 17, 2008. For more information, please see the Federal Register Notice.

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