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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

FEDS OKAY TOURISTS SWIMMING WITH MANATEES

Fish & Wildlife Service Rejects PEER Petition to End “Swim-With” Permits

MANATEES’ FRAGILE FATE MIRRORS NATIONAL WILDLIFE PERIL

Senate Confirmation Hearing Today for Fish & Wildlife Service Director

MOVE TO END HARASSMENT OF FLORIDA MANATEES

Legal Filing to Outlaw Manatee “Swim-With” Dives by 100,000 Tourists Annually

LAWSUIT TO FORCE FLORIDA MANATEE OVERSIGHT RECORD RELEASE

Boating Speed Limits, Warning Signs and Swim-With Harassment at Issue

FLORIDA’S NEW MANATEE PLAN STILL FALLS FAR SHORT

Second Attempt to Justify Reduced Manatee Protections Has Gaping Holes