The Endangered West Indian Manatee

IMG_1248.JPGEndangered Species Act in action! The West Indian manatee was listed as “Endangered” in 1967, meaning the species was in danger of going extinct.

This listing provided protection for the manatee under the ESA, as well as focused conservation efforts to help the manatee population recover.

The efforts were successful, and in 2017 the West Indian manatee’s status was downgraded to “Threatened”. This new status means that the manatee population is making a comeback, though they still need protection and assistance under the ESA. While the West Indian manatee has not fully recovered, their new status is another example of an ESA achievement. Photo credit: David Hinkel⠀

Endangered Species Act in action! The West Indian manatee was listed as "Endangered" in 1967, meaning the species was in danger of going extinct. This listing provided protection for the manatee under the ESA, as well as focused conservation efforts to help the manatee population recover. The efforts were successful, and in 2017 the West Indian manatee's status was downgraded to "Threatened". This new status means that the manatee population is making a comeback, though they still need protection and assistance under the ESA. While the West Indian manatee has not fully recovered, their new status is another example of an ESA achievement. Photo credit: David Hinkel⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #endangeredspecies #endangeredspeciesday #extinctionisforever #conservation #conservationwin #manatee #westindianmanatee

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