Press Articles on the State Downlisting Issue

Manatees Get a Strong Ally
The governor asks wildlife commissioners to
keep the species on the endangered list.
Read an article in the St. Petersburg Times

Manatees' Endangered Status Up for Vote on Wednesday
Read an article in the Orlando Sentinel

State to Decide Status of Manatees
Read an article in the Ft. Myers News Press

Manatee's Downlisting, Up Again for a Vote; Must Not Happen

Read an editorial in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel

New Threat to Manatees:
Change in Protective Status Would Be Dangerous and Premature

Read an editorial in the Sarasota Herald Tribune

Keep the Manatees Safe
Read an editorial by Bonnie Erbe in U.S. News and World Report

Keep Protecting Manatees
Read an editorial in the Palm Beach Post

Saving the Manatee: Beloved Species Needs Highest Protection
Read an editorial in the Daytona Beach News Journal

Manatees Could Leave Florida's Endangered List

Listen to a story on National Public Radio

Mankind is Still Unkind to Animals
Read an editorial from the Scripps Howard News Service

Protect Florida's Manatees
Read an editorial in the Lakeland Ledger

Proper Protection for Wildlife
Read an editorial in the Ocala Star Banner

Manatee Money Won't Go Extinct, Crist Says
Read an article in the St. Petersburg Times

Governor: Slow Down Manatee Decision
Read an article in the St. Petersburg Times

Vote on Manatee Status Delayed
See a video clip on theTampaBay10.com web site

Governor Asks for Delay on Manatees
Read an article on the My Fox Tampa Bay web site