Canada lynx

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DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire scientists have discovered a previously undiagnosed parasite transmitted by ticks and a virus in the Canada lynx.
 
The New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory uncovered the findings during a recent research study. Two senior veterinary pathologists led the project and are expected to present their results Tuesday at the 74th Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference in Burlington, Vermont.
 
The striking, snow-loving feline has been listed as a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species Act since 2000.

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Federal wildlife officials say the nation’s once-threatened population of Canada lynx is in recovery, and can be taken off the endangered species list. The move caps years of controversy over the species’ health in Maine.

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A federal judge in Bangor has thrown out a lawsuit claiming that state and federal wildlife officials were failing to protect the threatened Canada Lynx as required by the Endangered Species Act.

Canada Lynx are abundant north of the border, but fewer than 1,000 are estimated to survive in Maine. Over the last several years state and federal wildlife regulators have set and adjusted new rules that permit a limited number of lynx to be accidentally killed or injured in traps set for other animals, such as fox or bobcats.

TOWNSHIP 14 RANGE 7, Maine - State and federal wildlife authorities are investigating the killings of a pair of rare Canada lynx in Maine.

The Maine Warden Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service say the lynx were shot to death in northern Oxford and Aroostook counties.

The lynx is listed as a threatened species under U.S. endangered species laws and killing one unlawfully carrier a fine of up to $100,000 and imprisonment of up to one year.

The warden service says the lynx are increasing in population in Maine.

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Oral arguments begin Thursday in a federal lawsuit over protection of Maine’s threatened Canada lynx. Trappers and environmentalists say it could set a precedent for the country, as they battle in Bangor’s federal court over whether state and federal governments should permit lynx to be killed in traps intended for nonendangered species.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine wildlife officials have adopted new trapping regulations designed to protect the state's Canada lynx.

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife said Friday that the regulations for the 2015 trapping season were implemented to decrease the probability of trapping or injuring a Canada lynx.

Lynx are considered a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species Act.

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AUGUSTA, Maine - Several animal conservation and welfare groups are joining in a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service on behalf of Canada lynx, a species under federal protection.

The groups, including the Center for Biological Diversity, Wildlife Alliance of Maine and the Animal Welfare Institute, alleged that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has allowed trappers in Maine to kill and seriously injure the protected cat.  

Canada Lynx Review to Take Longer than Expected

Apr 11, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's first five-year review of federally protected Canada lynx from Maine to Washington State is going to take longer than originally envisioned.

Maine Lynx Deaths Prompt Trap Ban

Dec 10, 2014
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State wildlife officials have temporarily banned the use of lethal traps in parts of the state where Canadian lynx are common.
 

Lynx are a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species Act.

James Connolly, of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, says the emergency ban became necessary after two lynx were killed in traps in northern Maine in recent weeks.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) _ Wildlife advocates want a federal judge to force the government to move more quickly on a recovery plan for imperiled Canada lynx.
 
    The U.S. government declared the snow-loving big cats a threatened species across the Lower 48 states in 2000. But officials haven't come up with a mandated recovery plan.
 
    After a federal judge criticized the delay, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed completing the plan by early 2018.