Petition to Reclassify the Manatee from Endangered to Threatened may be Warranted
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced July 1, 2014, in their 90-day finding that a petition to reclassify the manatee from endangered to threatened may be warranted and their intention to initiate a status review of the species, which will culminate in the issuance of their 12-month finding. Comments submitted electronically are requested on or before September 2, 2014, and after this date, in writing to the North Florida Ecological Services Field Office in Jacksonville.
Additional information may be found at: www.fws.gov/northflorida/Releases-14/20140702_nr_Service_announces_90-day_Petition_finding_for_west_indian_manatee.html