Opinion Editorials

2016

No Time to Celebrate: Manatees’ Future Far from Certain
Read our op-ed on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's recent proposal to downlist
all West Indian manatees from endangered to threatened.

2015

Higher Manatee Count Simply Means We Have More to Protect
Read an op-ed from Dr. Katie Tripp, Save the Manatee Club Director of Science and Conservation
Date: March 23, 2015

2014

On Manatees, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Should Consider
Cautionary Tale of the Indian River Lagoon
Read an opinion-editorial piece by Nathaniel P. Reed,
former Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish and Wildlife and Parks
and current Vice Chairman of the Everglades Foundation
Date: August 28, 2014

Manatee Review Should Consider ALL the Facts
Date: July 17, 2014

After Record Losses, What’s in Store for Manatees in 2014?
Date: February 11, 2014

2013


This New Year’s, Resolve to Send a Dear John Letter to St. Augustine Grass
Date: October 31, 2013

The Record You Don't Want To Break
Date: October 31, 2013

Record Deaths, Mysterious Mortality — Ongoing Threats Make Manatee Recovery Tenuous
Date: May 9, 2013

Eradication Of Lyngbya Should Include Starving Algae
Date: April 21, 2013

Seagrasses, Manatees, And The Florida Legislature
Date: March 7, 2013

2012


Water Issues – Crucial For Floridians To Be Involved
Date: September 13, 2012

Help Keep Florida’s Manatees Wild – Do Not Disturb
Date: June 5, 2012

Speed Zones Important For Flagler County Manatees
Read an op-ed by SMC's Katie Tripp in the
Daytona Beach News Journal
Date: May 30th

March Is Seagrass Awareness Month
Date: March 1, 2012

2011

Florida's Environment Needs You Now
Date: April 26, 2011

Lend Your Voice to Manatees
Date: January 6, 2011

2010

Protecting Manatees and Florida’s Aquatic Ecosystems:
A High Stakes Game of Jenga
Date: September 2, 2010

Record Cold, Record Deaths … Manatees Need Help
Date: February 23, 2010

2009

Manatee Deaths From Boat Strikes Approach Record:
Club Asks For Boaters’ Urgent Help
Date: December 18, 2009

Save the Manatee Club Encourages Partnership
Date: August 17, 2009

Survey Says: Threats Still Loom for Manatess

Date: January 6, 2009

2007

Recent Confirmation of Manatee's Endangered Status
Should Kill State Downlisting Plans
Date: November 20, 2007

Will Present Level of Manatee Mortality Be Reduced?
Date: January 1, 2007

2006


What's In A Name? A Lot If You're A Manatee!
Date: June 1, 2006

2005


Earth to Florida: Clean Up Your Language!
Read an opinion-editorial piece on downlisting by
by Dr. Daryl Domning, a Howard University professor
and manatee expert
Date: April 21, 2005

State Must Go Back to Drawing Board on
Imperiled Species Listing Criteria

Date: April 28, 2005

2004

Efforts Underway to Weaken Marine Mammal Protection Act
Date: October 27, 2004

Synoptic Surveys Are Only One Part of the Manatee
Population Puzzle: It's Not Just How Many...
Date: February 25, 2004

2003

State's Revenge Tactics Counter-Productive
To Manatee Protection

Date: April 25, 2003

2003 Annual Synoptic Survey Completed
Date: January 29, 2003

Manatee Downlisting: If the Criteria Don't Fit...
Date: January 16, 2003

2002

Adopt Adequate Manatee Protection and Permitting Can Proceed
Date: December 19, 2002