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

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)

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

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

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 »

Is Conservation Working? Manatees No Longer An Endangered Species And Environmentalists Aren't Happy - International Business Times

Manatees — the aquatic mammals also known as "sea cows" — are no longer an endangered species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday. But instead of welcoming the announcement as a cause for celebration, environmental groups ...and more »

Florida's manatees make a comeback, leave endangered list - UPI.com

The manatee, an aquatic mammal native to Florida, was removed from the U.S. Department of the Interior's endangered list on Thursday, and is now regarded as a threatened species. Thought in the 1970s to be nearly extinct, a 2016 survey found 6,620 ...and more »