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The 10th Circuit has ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wrongfully designated over 110,000 acres in New Mexico and Arizona as critical habitat for endangered jaguars. The panel determined that the designation was arbitrary and capricious because the agency did not issue a finding on the adequacy of the rest of the area as habitat for the endangered species. [To accompany Federal Case Law Update "10th Circuit Strikes Down Critical Habitat for Jaguars" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 22.]

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