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December 05, 2022 Clinic Time Running Out To Save the Manatees, Effort Launched to Classify Them as Endangered

Florida manatees are facing severe threats, prompting a group of concerned environmentalists—the Center for Biological Diversity, Harvard Animal Law & Policy Clinic, Miami Waterkeeper, Save the Manatee Club, and Frank S. González García—to petition the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to restore the endangered status.

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November 27, 2022 Clinic Alarming manatee death toll numbers in Florida push calls for endangered status

Following the nearly 2,000 manatee deaths in Florida’s coastal and inland waterways over the past two years, a coalition of environmental organizations has called for the species to be urgently reclassified as endangered.

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November 25, 2022 Clinic Alarming manatee death toll in Florida prompts calls for endangered status

Mammals were downgraded from endangered to threatened in 2017, even as pollution and habitat loss drive starvation

November 23, 2022 Clinic Environmentalists: Manatees are “endangered”

The Center for Biological Diversity, Harvard Animal Law & Policy Clinic, Miami Waterkeeper, Save the Manatee Club and nature enthusiast Frank S. Garcia filed a 146-page petition Monday urging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reclassify the rotund West Indian manatee and subspecies — including the Florida manatee — as endangered.