Land In Arizona And New Mexico May Be Given To Endangered Jaguars

July 30, 2013

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is holding a meeting in Sierra Vista Tuesday to listen to comments from the public on a proposal to set aside more than 1,300 square miles in Arizona and New Mexico for the endangered jaguar, but the Arizona Game and Fish Department does not agree. It wants the proposal withdrawn, saying land in Arizona and New Mexico is not essential to the rare cat's survival, because nearly all its historic range is in central and South America.

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