Wildlife Protection

Three Rare Florida Panthers Perish in One Week

Three Rare Florida Panthers Perish in One Week With 19 Deaths So Far This Year, 2012 Could Become Deadliest on Record Washington, DC — Three highly endangered Florida panthers were killed this past week in separate incidents, according to documents posted today by...

Eco-Lawsuit Advances Against Cape Wind

Eco-Lawsuit Advances Against Cape Wind Risk to Right Whale and other Threatened and Endangered Species Litigated Hyannis, Mass. (October 10, 2012) — Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound and other...

Drowned Polar Bear Probe Closes With a Whimper

Drowned Polar Bear Probe Closes With a Whimper Unrelated Disclosures from 2007 and 2008 Dredged Up in Questionable Reprimand Washington, DC — No charges will be brought against the federal scientist regarding his high-profile research on polar bears, despite a...
Speed Kills

Speed Kills

With manatee numbers temporarily growing, Florida developers are waging an all-out campaign to undo the very protections that are credited with producing a modest rebound in the manatee population. With fewer than 4,000 in Florida waters, the manatee remains one of...
Swim-With Harrassment

Swim-With Harrassment

Every year an estimated 100,000 tourists participate in manatee “swim-with” programs that promote direct encounters in manatee lagoons. Studies indicate that approximately half of these human-manatee interactions constitute harassment, with tourists routinely observed...

Manatees

The endangered Florida manatee has made only tenuous progress toward recovery, principally due to lawsuits. And that progress has been reversed in the last few years due to toxic algae and removal of protections.  With a population hovering under 6000 animals,...