The FWS has caught flack for its handling of jaguar conservation in the past. In 2007, the FWS determined that developing a formal recovery plan would not promote jaguar conservation, a decision for which it was subsequently sued. In 2010, after facing legal action, FWS did indeed develop a recovery plan. The new draft of the plan states, however, that knowledge of the species' status throughout its historic range—which comprises 21 countries—remains limited, and that the service lacks the resources and authority to stage a large-scale international research and recovery of the species. Because the species' range is so vast, with most of the territory outside of the U.S., the service says that "it is not practicable to establish site-specific management actions, objective and measurable recovery criteria, and time and cost estimates throughout the species' entire range." Moreover, FWS notes that 95 percent of suitable habitat in jaguar's northwestern range lies in Mexico, explaining, in part, the decision to focus recovery efforts south of the border.