January 13th, 2010
By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now
Endangered jaguars have won a concession from the federal government that could lead to their recovery from the brink of extinction in the United States.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday that it will designate critical habitat for the wild cat, whose population has dwindled in the U.S. to the point where it is unknown how many, if any, remain in the country.
The FWS will propose specific areas for jaguar habitat by January 2011, according to a Federal Register announcement on Tuesday.