Give Lynx in New Mexico More Federal Protection

  • by: Nyack Clancy
  • target: Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell

The U.S. government lists the lynx as "threatened" in neighboring Colorado as well as 13 other states but they have no federal protection in New Mexico.

Last year, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar refused to extend protection to the lynx to New Mexico, stating that he had "higher priorities." A lynx who wanders into New Mexico is at risk for instant slaughter.

Additionally, mining companies plan to begin operating the nation’s biggest uranium mine in New Mexico near Mt. Taylor; potentally destoying lynx habitat with toxic waste.

Ask the new Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell to include New Mexico in the Federal Protection of the lynx.

Department of the Interior
Sally Jewell
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20240Phone: (202) 208-3100
E-Mail: feedback@ios.doi.gov
Web: Feedback form

The U.S. government lists the lynx as "threatened" in neighboring Colorado as well as 13 other states but they have no federal protection in New Mexico.


Last year, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar refused to extend protection to the lynx to New Mexico, stating that he had "higher priorities." A lynx who wanders into New Mexico is at risk for instant slaughter.


Additionally, mining companies plan to begin operating the nation’s biggest uranium mine in New Mexico near Mt. Taylor; potentally destoying lynx habitat with toxic waste.


Ask the new Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell to include New Mexico in the Federal Protection of the lynx.


Department of the Interior
Sally Jewell
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20240Phone: (202) 208-3100
E-Mail: feedback@ios.doi.gov
Web: Feedback form

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