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USFWS to Designate Critical Habitat for Jaguar

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Determination That Designation of Critical Habitat is Prudent for the Jaguar

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.
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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), have reconsidered our prudency determination concerning the designation of critical habitat for the jaguar (Panthera onca) and now find that designation of critical habitat is prudent. We are preparing a proposed designation of critical habitat for the jaguar in accordance with the Act this fiscal year and anticipate we will publish a proposed designation in January 2011.

DATES: To be considered in the proposed critical habitat designation, comments and information should be submitted to us by March 15, 2010.

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