Manatees removed from federal endangered list - WXIA-TV

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been pushing since last January to lower the designation for manatees from endangered to threatened. The move is a milestone. In years past, it appeared the mammals were on their way to extinction. Last year ...

It's Official: Manatee No Longer Listed as Endangered - FOX40

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 marker ...

Manatees are no longer endangered: US - The Nation

MIAMI- Manatees are no longer an endangered species, US officials said Thursday, declaring success after decades of efforts to rebuild the population of the chubby sea cows in Florida and the Caribbean region. The population of West Indian manatees in ...

Manatees' Endangered List Removal Upsets Conservationists - Newsmax

Manatees have been moved off the endangered list and reclassified as threatened. (Naluphoto/Dreamstime.com). Friday, 31 Mar 2017 06:56 PM. Close. More ways to share... Stumbled. LinkedIn. Vine. Reddit. Delicious. Newstrust. Tell my politician.

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.

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 ...

Manatee Reclassified from Endangered to Threatened as Habitat Improves - AmmoLand Shooting Sports News

USA -(Ammoland.com)- On the heels of Manatee Appreciation Day, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced the downlisting of the West Indian manatee from endangered to threatened. Notable increases in manatee populations and improvements in its ...

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 ...

Environmentalists Aren't Happy Manatees No Longer Endangered - San Diego Jewish World

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 ...

Manatees No Longer Considered "Endangered" - NBC Bay Area

Good news for manatees: The Department of Fish and Wildlife found a group of 6,600 manatees off of Florida's coast during an annual survey, which means that the creatures are now off the "endangered" species list. With the change, manatees are now ...

Manatees are making a comeback - New York Post

On Thursday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service changed Florida manatees' conservation status from “endangered” to “threatened,” following a 10-year population boom. There are about 6,620 manatees in the Sunshine State, according a preliminary survey.

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 ...

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 ...

Manatees Are No Longer An Endangered Species, So 2017 Isn't All That Bad - Elite Daily

Everyone's favorite random sea creature has been downgraded from “endangered” to “threatened” by the US Interior Department, so maybe 2017 isn't so bad, after all. Manatee covering its eyes. REX/Shutterstock. The decision comes after 6,620 sea cows ...

Manatees Are Officially No Longer An Endangered Species - UNILAD

Manatees have official been taken off the U.S Interior Department's list of endangered species list. The magnificent sea beast has been declared an endangered species since 1967 and in 1972 they were placed under the Federal Marine Mammal Protection ...

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 ...

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 ...

Manatees are no longer listed as endangered. Should we celebrate or fret? - Washington Post

Manatees — those comically blimp-like “sea cows” whose gentle, lumbering ways also made them susceptible to the threats that nearly killed them off as a species — are no longer endangered. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday that it ...

News That Manatees Are No Longer Endangered Comes One Day After Manatee Appreciation Day - A Plus

On Thursday March 30, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services changed the status of manatees from “endangered” to “threatened.” The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services explained on its website that the downgrading was due to successful conversation efforts.

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 ...