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Highly Controversial Federal Action Puts Manatees in Harm's Way
Read our press release

Opposition To Manatee Downlisting
Downlisting the West Indian manatee from endangered to threatened is premature,
and scientists invited by the FWS to peer review their proposal opposed downlisting the species.

No Longer Endangered, Florida Manatees May Be More Vulnerable Than Ever

See the video at CBS This Morning, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Manatee Calf Rescued Off Key Largo
Read more at FLKeysNews

Florida Congressmen Ask Interior Secretary To Reverse Manatee Decision
Read more at the Palm Beach Post

USFWS Change To Manatees' Status Causes Concerns
Read more in the Northwest Florida Daily News,
including an interview with Patrick Rose, Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Computer Model Predicts Change for Once-Endangered Manatees
Read an article in the Tampa Bay Times, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Manatees No Longer Classified As An Endangered Species, But Still A Threatened One
Read an article in the Tampa Bay Times, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Manatees Escape The Endangered List - But Maybe Too Soon

Read an article from NPR, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Manatees No Longer Listed As Endangered. Should We Celebrate or Fret?
Read an article from the Washington Post, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Intersection: Manatees No Longer Listed As Endangered
Listen to the public affairs program on WMFE, featuring Dr. Katie Tripp,
Save the Manatee Club's Director of Science and Conservation

Panther, Manatee, Burrowing Owl: Threats to Mammals & Florida Fowl
Listen to the public affairs program on WGCU, featuring Anne Harvey Holbrook,
Save the Manatee Club's Staff Attorney

Florida Manatee Status Changed to 'Threatened' As Congress Targets Endangered Species Act
Read an article from The Weather Channel, including a quote from Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director, and Anne Harvey-Holbrook, SMC Staff Attorney

Decision Puts Manatees In Danger
Learn why the decision to downlist manatees is not a good one and what you can do.
Watch our video

It's Official: Manatee No Longer Listed As Endangered
Read an article from the CNN, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Federal Agency Reclassifies Manatee From 'Endangered' to 'Threatened'
Read an article from the Politico, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Manatees No Longer Listed as Endangered - But Don't Celebrate Just Yet
Read an article in the Huffington Post, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Rebounding Florida Manatee No Longer An 'Endangered' Species
Read an article in the Miami Herald, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

Too Early? Manatees Removed From Endangered Status and Not Everyone Is Happy

Read an article from the Nature World News

Manatees Move From Endangered to Threatened: But Conservationists Say
the Species Still Faces Significant Threats
Read an article in Smithsonian Magazine, including an interview with Patrick Rose,
Save the Manatee Club Executive Director

FWC Adopts New Manatee Protection Zones in Collier
Read more in the Naples Daily News

Lemon and A Little Lime

See our photo and video feature

MRRP Is Going Strong

See a news feature from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Manatee Sightings
See recent photos and video

What Does the Recent Synoptic Survey Count Mean for Manatees?
Watch a video featuring Dr. Katie Tripp, Director of Science and Conservation for Save the Manatee Club

An Open Letter to Florida Boaters
Read an op-ed from Dr. Katie Tripp, Save the Manatee Club Director of Science and Conservation

Boaters Beware: Spring Is Time For Active Manatee Zones
Read more and see video at the News-Press

Manatee Naming Contest Winners
Congratulations to Kristin P, who named "Corinn," Sydney B. who named "Dobby," and Maranda O,
who named "Sirena." Watch a lovely video showing the three named manatees.

Hopes High For Missing Manatee That Visited Cape Cod
Read more in the Cape Cod Times

Manatees On The Move Through Florida Waterways
Read more at ABC7 News

Scientists and the Public Support Keeping Manatees' Endangered Status
Read our press release

Florida's Vanishing Springs
See a multimedia presentation from the Tampa Bay Times


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