Don’t Sentence Canada Lynx to Extinction

Target: Greg Sheehan, Deputy Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Goal: Don’t allow the Trump administration to remove essential protections for Canada lynx.

The Trump administration has announced that it will begin the process of removing the Canada lynx from the endangered species list. Conservationists are outraged and claim that this decision is based on inaccurate estimations of Canada lynx populations.

The Canada Lynx was listed as threatened in 2000. Once abundant in 16 of the lower 48 states, lynx were then only present in 3 states. Although established breeding lynx populations now exist in Colorado, Montana, Maine, Minnesota, and Washington, conservationists say it is much too soon to remove the lynx from the endangered species list. Indeed, conservationists believe that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has dramatically overestimated lynx population recovery. Matthew Bishop, of the Western Environmental Law Center, states, “This is a political decision — pure and simple. This administration is throwing science out the window. The best science tells us that lynx are worse off than they were when originally listed in 2000.”

Sign this petition to demand that the Trump administration keep the Canada lynx on the endangered species list.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Sheehan,

As recently as 2016, scientists at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concluded that the Canada lynx was at high risk of dying out in the lower 48 states by 2100. Understandably, many conservationists are confused by this year’s report that the lynx are no longer at risk and may soon be removed from the endangered species list. Canada lynx are still confined to just a fraction of their former range. Habitat loss due to logging and development is one of the main threats to lynx survival. Furthermore, without government protections, lynx may be once again hunted for their fur. As a species that thrives in cold boreal forests, lynx populations could also be devastated by rising global temperatures, and thus need our protection more than ever.

I ask that you and your colleagues at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service do all that you can to make sure that the Canada lynx retains its protected status.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Eric Kilby

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9 Comments

  1. Linda Hilty-Tuttle says:

    I like President Trump, but I DON’T agree with his policies toward animals. the Canada lynx, and many other animals, MUST retain their protected status!

    • Man muss einen sonderbaren Geschmack haben, wenn man diesen Mann, der Menschen erniedrigt und Wild Tiere in ganz Amerika zum Abschuss für Jedermann frei gibt, der Natur Schutz Gebiete, die Obama geschaffen hat, durch z.B. Öl Bohrungen zerstören lässt. usw. In meinen Augen ist der Mann nicht normal, er ist geistig gestört und hoffentlich wird er bald in die Wüste geschickt, denn durch seine Unfähigkeit als Präsident ist der durchaus in der Lage, einen dritten Welt Krieg hervor zu rufen. Der Mann muss abgelöst werden!

  2. Denise Kastner says:

    How can you possibly like Trump? His stance on immigration, Global warming and “shit hole” Countries? He changes his mind within hours. He is incapable. I question as do many in D.C. is mental state. He is a bully, a braggart and a compulsive Liar.

  3. And the Trump administration strikes again. When will Americans see the light and get rid of this monster?

  4. Linda Cummings says:

    Donald Trump is a shithole president. I know that is crude, but I learned it from him.

  5. Rita McNany says:

    My main concerns in life are animal causes and the environment. This administration does not care for either. There will be dire consequences in the future for all life on this planet if things do not change!

  6. will he leave any animals to live it seems he wants to kill off all animals allows his idiot sons to hunt endangered species for their tails wants to kill wild horses and wolves not only that he allows these muslims to do what they wants almost as bad as Canada with our useless PM Trudeau gives them free this free that even allows advertising on the TV to give the new comers a warm winter coat what about the homeless sleeping in the streets and freezing do they get a warm winter coat now this ass.ole wants to do away with the lynx’s oh and I think he’d like to do away with the true American the Indian what else is new

  7. Dear Mr. Sheehan,
    Don’t let the ‘repulsive’ Trump Administration get away with murder again!
    Thank you!

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