Wolves are not the only large carnivores incorporated into the strategy to REWILD NORTH AMERICA.
As a result of multiple lawsuits filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been forced to draft a Jaguar Recovery Plan for the Southwest United States.
Here’s an article explaining how this happened:
Endangered U.S. Jaguars to Get Critical Habitat, Recovery Plan
TUCSON, Arizona, January 12, 2010 (ENS) – After years of neglect and indifference, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that it will designate critical habitat for endangered jaguars in the United States and develop a jaguar recovery plan. The Service will propose areas for critical habitat designation by January 2011, according to an announcement in the Federal Register.
The reconsideration of the Bush-era policy was required by a court order in the last of three lawsuits brought since 2004 by the Center for Biological Diversity, a nonprofit organization based in Tucson.
“With critical habitat designation and a recovery plan, jaguars will have a chance to roam once again through the southwestern lands they’ve inhabited since time immemorial,” said Michael Robinson of the Center for Biological Diversity.
[Click here to read the rest of the article.]
The Center for Biological Diversity charges that the current 2012 proposed USFWS Jaguar Recovery Plan which recommends setting aside 838,232 acres in Arizona and New Mexico as core Jaguar Recovery areas, does not go far enough to protect critical habitat for the big cats. The CBD has submitted an alternate proposal and is preparing to file another round of lawsuits should the USFWS fail to incorporate millions of additional acreage in Arizona and New Mexico into the final Jaguar Recovery Plan.
The 2012 USFWS proposed “Rule” for Jaguar Recovery can be viewed here.
The much more extensive Center for Biological Diversity’s proposed Jaguar Recovery Plan can be viewed here. Be sure to scroll down to view the CBC’s Jaguar Recovery Habitat map showing just how much of each state (roughly 50-60%) the REWILDERS want to see preserved as core areas for Jaguars.
But don’t take your eyes off wolves. Due to their ability to re-populate diverse habitats rapidly, the Grey Wolf remains the primary “keystone species” pushing CONTINENTAL SCALE REWILDING. On Oct. 3, 2012, the California Department of Fish and Game voted unanimously to place grey wolves under immediate State protection pending the development of a wolf recovery plan for the northern portion of California and the Sierra Nevada range.
“California needs a road map for recovering wolves,” said Noah Greenwald, a spokesman for the Center for Biological Diversity. “Wolf populations in neighboring states will continue to expand, and more wolves will almost certainly show up in California. These wolves will need protection when they arrive.”
Click here to read the full CBD press release.
My next post will outline the concepts and values defining “responsible stewardship” as compared to the reckless endangerment and anti-human agenda of the Rewilding proponents. I’m also working on a multi-media presentation for schools, community groups and other parties who may be interested in sharing this information. Stay tuned.