Definition of ‘Essential’ Probed in Ranchers’ Beef Over Jaguar Habitat

Jaguars once roamed throughout North America. But since only a handful of the large cats have been spotted in the last decade, the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau argued before the 10th Circuit Wednesday that land designated in the state for the predators isn’t essential to their conservation.

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Environmentalists Say Feds Fail to Protect Crayfish From Coal Mining

Political appointees in President Donald Trump’s Interior Department have weakened protections for Appalachia’s endangered crayfish to benefit the coal mining industry, environmentalists claim in a federal lawsuit.

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Declining Songbird Gets Second Chance at Endangered Listing

A distinctive songbird with feather “horns” will get another shot at being listed as endangered after a federal judge ruled Monday the government must explain why it listed the species only as threatened despite finding it could cease to exist in parts of its range within 20 years.

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Feds Plan Huge Expansion of Hunting and Fishing on Public Lands

Outdoor recreation advocates praised a Trump administration proposal Wednesday to expand hunting and fishing on 1.4 million acres in national wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries, but conservationists fear it could weaken wildlife protections in some areas.

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