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MANATEES NO LONGER LISTED AS ENDANGERED

From: Panama City News Herald

“The following month, a group called Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility threatened to sue the state agency if it didn’t ban “swim-with”…

BOATS KILL RECORD NUMBERS OF FLORIDA MANATEES IN 2016

From: Orlando Sentinel

"In a recent statement, the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility said the rise in fatal collisions could be the result of declining enforcement of…

BOATS KILL RECORD NUMBER OF FLORIDA MANATEES IN 2016

From: NWF Daily News

"In a recent statement, the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility said the rise in fatal collisions could be the result of declining enforcement of…

MONARCH BUTTERFLIES AND MANATEES ARE ON A BIG REBOUND

From: The Durango Herald

"Even as the round, soft and squishy animals thrive, groups such as Save the Manatees and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility have expressed concern…

ARE AFFECTIONATE TOURISTS HARMING ENDANGERED FLORIDA MANATEES

From: Dogonews

"Jeff Ruch, Executive Director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, says that touching was initially sanctioned to educate people about the animals…


News Releases

MANATEE MORTALITY SPIKED IN 2016

Record Number of Florida Manatees Killed by Boat Collisions

FLORIDA MANATEES GET SCROOGED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Chamber of Commerce Pressures Delay of Manatee “Swim-With” Safeguards

NEW MANATEE SAFEGUARDS NEED TO BE STRENGTHENED

Inadequate Enforcement Unless Refuge Adopts Video Monitoring System

MANATEE HARASSMENT RAMPANT ON REFUGES

“Out-of-Hand” Disturbances, Enforcement Overwhelmed, Visitor Education Failing

NEW MANATEE PROTECTION LAWSUIT IN THE WORKS

End of “Swim-With” Programs, Plus Expansion of Habitat and Sanctuaries Sought