Jaguar habitat

2014-01-19T00:00:00Z Jaguar habitat Arizona Daily Star
January 19, 2014 12:00 am

■ The U.S.' only known wild jaguar, a male, has been photographed just west of the mine site three times since October 2012. As recently as October 2013, it was photographed in a broader area that could be impacted by the mine. The jaguar is one of nine endangered or threatened species known to live on the mine site.

■ The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the mine could drive away a jaguar, but not jeopardize the species because 30,000 jaguars live from here south to Argentina. The mine won’t destroy or seriously damage proposed jaguar critical habitat, since it would affect only .7 percent or 858,137 acres, the service says.

■ The Center for Biological Diversity says disturbing critical habitat would break federal rules because the area is vital for the jaguar since one lives there.

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