Daily Archives: April 5, 2017

Manatees May Move from Endangered to Threatened Species List

“Snowbirds” who spend time in Florida may have noticed an increase in the number of manatees. These population, and habitat, improvements have led the U S. Fish and Wildlife Service to propose reclassifying the West Indian manatee from an endangered species to a threatened species. According to U.S. Fish and Wildlife, there were an estimated 1,267 manatees in Florida when the agency began aerial surveys of the population in 1991. Today, there are more than 6,300, a 500% increase. Read an article on the new development here