Manatee Is No Longer An Endangered Species
Posted on : 04-28-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
The West Indian manatee, which includes the subspecies known as the Florida manatee, is no longer an endangered species; it has been downlisted to “threatened.” That means manatees could become endangered again within the foreseeable future. An endangered species, by contrast, is one faced with extinction throughout most or all of its range in the foreseeable future.   Manatees were put on the endangered species list in 1967. When scientists conducted surveys during the 70s, they found only a few hundred individuals. By contrast, conservationists found over 6600 manatees during…
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