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  • Manatees Escape The Endangered List — But Maybe Too Soon - NPR

    Manatees Escape The Endangered List — But Maybe Too Soon - NPR;

    Sure, the news from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service arrived just a little late for Manatee Appreciation Day — but it's unlikely the gentle finned blimp will be too upset about the belated gift: The announcement that the agency is removing the West ...and more »

  • It's official: Manatee no longer listed as endangered - Q13 FOX

    It's official: Manatee no longer listed as endangered - Q13 FOX;

    MIAMI — Florida's growing manatee population is a “dramatic turnaround” from the 1970s, the federal government said as it officially removed the aquatic creatures from the endangered list. The West Indian manatee will now be considered threatened — a ...and more »

  • Manatees Removed From Endangered Species List - The Onion (satire)

    Manatees Removed From Endangered Species List - The Onion (satire);

    With over 6,620 manatees recently estimated living in Florida waters, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has downgraded manatees from “endangered” to “vulnerable.” What do you think? “America has always been pretty hospitable to slow, fat, useless ...and more »

  • Manatees downgraded from 'endangered' to 'threatened' species - Chicago Tribune

    Manatees downgraded from 'endangered' to 'threatened' species - Chicago Tribune;

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission counted 6,620 of the sea cows, a record number. Amy B. WangWashington Post. Manatees - those comically blimp-like "sea cows" whose gentle, lumbering ways also made them susceptible to the ...and more »

  • Manatees are no longer endangered, and not everyone's happy about it - USA TODAY

    Manatees are no longer endangered, and not everyone's happy about it - USA TODAY;

    The manatee is officially endangered no more. Increases in manatee populations and improvements in their habitats led the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service to downgrade protections for the species from “endangered” to “threatened.” But not everyone is ...and more »

  • Manatees are no longer classified as 'endangered' species - The Independent

    Manatees are no longer classified as 'endangered' species - The Independent;

    The numbers of the aquatic mammals - sometimes known as sea cows - in Florida had fallen to just a few hundred in the 1970s but has now reached more than 6,600. Under the "threatened" classification, manatees are still considered likely to become ...and more »

  • Manatees off Endangered Species List - WDJT

    Manatees off Endangered Species List - WDJT;

    Manatees are no longer on the endangered species list. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has upgraded the status of manatees from "endangered" to "threatened." That means manatees are no longer in danger of extinction, but their numbers are still low ...and more »

  • Manatees no longer considered endangered species - Wink News

    Manatees no longer considered endangered species - Wink News;

    NAPLES, Fla. The West Indian manatee, a mammal that was in decline for decades, is no longer an endangered species. The U.S. Department of the Interior announced Thursday the species is now listed as “threatened,” due to the increase in population.and more »

  • Manatees go from 'endangered' to 'threatened" - Gainesville Sun

    Manatees go from 'endangered' to 'threatened

    ST. PETERSBURG — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the West Indian manatee is now considered "threatened," not "endangered," but it also says the gentle giant could be in danger of extinction in the future without continued protections. The ...and more »

  • Manatees get 'downlisted' from 'endangered' to 'threatened.' Why are environmentalists angry? - Christian Science Monitor

    Manatees get 'downlisted' from 'endangered' to 'threatened.' Why are environmentalists angry? - Christian Science Monitor;

    By focusing on the manatees' growing numbers, the feds may have overlooked significant threats to the species' future health. Monitor's Best: Top 5. A 20-mile long 'spacescraper' dangling from an asteroid: Could it work? Westinghouse bankruptcy: What ...and more »