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July 8, 2014
Manatee’s Endangered Status Up For Review; May Affect Florida Habitat, Communities

July 3, 2014 By Matthew Stolpe, WFUS The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced this week it is reviewing the manatee’s status as an endangered species. According to ecologists and Florida residents, the decision may have consequences for more than just the mammal. Read more at

Activists head to Tallahassee to rally against releases

Feb 18, 2014 10:26 AM EST By Steve Campionb. WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral LEE COUNTY, FL – Water activists across Southwest Florida are ready to send a strong message. They boarded buses in Naples, Fort Myers, Sarasota and other cities across the state to deliver a strong message to Tallahassee lawmakers: […]

Cost of Putting Seafood on Dinner Tables: 650,000 Marine Mammals Killed or Hurt by Foreign Commercial Fishing Each Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jessica Lass, office 415-875-6143, cell 202-468-6718, [email protected] *Broadcast quality video, slideshow, and infographics available* Cost of Putting Seafood on Dinner Tables:  650,000 Marine Mammals Killed or Hurt by Foreign Commercial Fishing Each Year Consumers Can Take Action & U.S. Can Protect Endangered Marine Mammals by Cracking Down on Foreign Fisheries Supplying Some […]

October 28, 2013
Petition to List 81 Marine Species under the ESA

NOAA Fisheries Background On July 15, 2013, NMFS received a petition from WildEarth Guardians [pdf] to list 81 species as threatened or endangered and designate critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act. The 81 petitioned species includes corals hagfishes sharks skates rays bony fishes sea snakes marine mammals NMFS will respond to the petition with 90-day findings […]

June 28, 2013
What’s Holding Up Coral Recovery?

An important pair of corals urgently needs your help. Elkhorn and staghorn corals are being deprived of a recovery plan that would help guide management necessary for their conservation. The feds convened the recovery team shortly after these imperiled corals were listed under the Endangered Species Act in 2006, and the team completed its work […]

January 14, 2013
Bengali Mangrove Forests Are Fading Away

Jan. 10, 2013 — Mangrove forests of the Sundarbans are disappearing, taking endangered species like the Bengal tiger with them. RAPID deterioration in mangrove health is occurring in the Sundarbans, resulting in as much as 200m of coast disappearing in a single year. A report published January 11 in Remote Sensing by scientists from the […]

January 13, 2013
Attend a Hearing to Save 66 Corals

The government has set up a number of hearings to discuss the 66 corals proposed for endangered species protections. Please attend a public meeting in your area and give your support the proposed coral protections. It's a great opportunity to learn what the coral listings will mean and also build support within your community to […]

January 9, 2013
Legal group challenges manatee’s endangered status

 Dec 15, 2012 Written by The Associated Press STUART, Fla. (AP) – A conservative legal group and some north Florida business owners are asking the federal government to strip the manatee of its endangered species status. Federal officials say they're considering doing just that, though relisting the manatee as only a threatened species would not […]

NOAA proposes listing 66 reef-building coral species under the Endangered Species Act

NOAA press release: November 30, 2012 In compliance with a federal court ordered deadline, and consistent with existing international protections, NOAA Fisheries announced today that it is proposing Endangered Species Act (ESA) listings for 66 coral species, including 59 in the Pacific and seven in the Caribbean. This science-based proposal is more limited than the […]

December 14, 2012
To Save a Coral Reef Enabler

Luiz Rocha, December 12, 2012, Luiz Rocha, the curator of ichthyology at the California Academy of Sciences, writes from Belize, where he conducts research on one of the world’s most endangered fish. There’s a lion on the loose, and it’s hunting endangered prey. I’m on my way to Belize to see what I can […]