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Manatee (USGS)

Demand that Manatees Maintain their Current Level of Protection!

Despite mounting threats to Florida manatees, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is under growing pressure to reduce legal protections for these remarkable and endangered animals. 

The pressure to reduce protections for Florida manatees is coming from boaters and other special interests who resent existing protections such as slow speed zones in manatee-inhabited waters. But these are exactly the sorts of measures that have helped the manatee population and they remain necessary for their survival. 

Manatees remain one of Defenders’ top conservation priorities. We’re counting on you to speak up! 

Demand that FWS retain the current level of protection that endangered manatees deserve and require for their recovery!


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Maintain Current Protection for Manatees

Dear Director Dan Ashe,

Thank You,
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