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Breaking News: Montana Approves Restrictions on Trapping to Save Imperiled Lynx!

BREAKING NEWS: Montana Approves Restrictions on Trapping to Save Imperiled Lynx!
From WildEarth Guardians!  
Today we applaud the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission for taking an important step in bringing Montana out of the dark ages where trapping occurred nearly unregulated.The new restriction establishes a “lynx protection zone” in occupied lynx habitat in northwest Montana and the Greater Yellowstone region. The lynx protection zone restricts the size and placement of traps and snares that catch and sometimes kill lynx, and requires bobcat trappers to check their traps at least once every 48 hours. The use of fresh meat or feathers as bait is now prohibited in the lynx protection zone.
Guardians was joined by Friends of the Wild Swan, Alliance for the Wild Rockies, and represented by Western Environmental Law Center in this case.
lynx photo credit: NPS, Jacob W. Frank

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