Endangered Lynxes Are Being Abandoned — We're Suing

An open-pit mine would push lynxes closer to the brink.
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Hi Everyaction,

Known for their tufted ears, Canada lynxes used to be abundant in Minnesota. Now as few as 50 remain there.

These beautiful cats continue to be brutally trapped. Now the federal officials in charge of protecting them have pushed lynxes closer to the brink: They're letting a 528-acre open-pit mine destroy the heart of lynx homeland.

It must be stopped, so we've gone to court to block it. You can help with a gift to the Saving Life on Earth Fund.

Open-pit copper mining is not allowed in the Superior National Forest of northeastern Minnesota. But rather than reject the proposed copper mine and protect our public land, the Forest Service instead agreed to trade away that publicly owned land so the mine could proceed.

This underhanded trick is despicable — and violates the Endangered Species Act.

Pawprints of Canada lynxes have been found on the mine site, so we know destroying this forest would push these cats closer to the brink.

The project would destroy nearly 4,000 acres of forest and wetlands, home to lynxes and other wildlife — like northern long-eared bats — with open-pit mines, waste-rock stockpiles and mining infrastructure.

Most of the destruction would be permanent.

The Act requires federal agencies to protect habitat for threatened and endangered species — and that's why we'll see them in court: to save lynxes and other species and uphold the Act.

We're already in court to keep traps from killing these endangered cats. Our latest legal action builds on that, to secure a future for lynxes and guard their home.

We won't let government agencies stand idly by while protected wildlife goes extinct. And we know you won't, either.

Please help with a gift to the Saving Life on Earth Fund.

For the wild,

Kierán Suckling

Kierán Suckling
Executive Director
Center for Biological Diversity

 

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