In a lifesaving break for jaguars, the Center for Biological Diversity just this morning won our court case to throw out the federal government’s decision to deny critical habitat and a recovery plan for jaguars in the United States.
That means we have a new chance to save jaguars with the two crucial tools we need for the fight against their extinction in this country. It means that by next year the federal government has to issue a new decision on jaguar protection — one that respects the science and the species’ survival needs.
And it could very well mean the reintroduction of jaguars to the United States — just as the Center’s very first lawsuit, way back in 1989, forced the Fish and Wildlife Service to reintroduce the Mexican wolf. One day jaguars like Macho B, who died unnecessarily less than a month ago due to mismanagement, may live free and thrive again in the American Southwest.
With thanks for all you do to support our work for jaguars and other endangered species,
Kierán Suckling, Executive Director, Center for Biological Diversity
Thanks for the good news! This is one case where seeing spots in front of your eyes is actually a good thing. /Gary