"Lynx Numbers Are in Decline in the West"

"While the federal government weighs taking the Canada lynx off the list of threatened species, a new study points to reduced populations in Washington State, Colorado and Montana."

"In recent years, the U.S. government has considered removing protections for the Canada lynx, which has been listed as a threatened species.

But a recent study in Washington State shows the medium-size wild cat continues to be very much at risk in the Northwest.

The largest-scale survey of lynx in the state relied on 650 cameras triggered by motion detection. The cameras captured two million pictures during the summers of 2016 and 2017, which researchers and undergraduates at Washington State University then scanned looking for lynx."

Karen Weintraub reports for the New York Times April 8, 2020.

Source: NY Times, 04/09/2020