Sunday, December 16, 2007

Eath Justice lawyer on reprieve for manatees

Here's another editorial worth reading on the recent reprieve for manatees, which were scheduled to be taken off the endangered species list by the Florida Wildlife Commission. David Guest a lawyer with Earth Justice critiqued the change in the definition for "endangered" by the FWC and noted that the change was the reason that the manatee's status came up for a vote this year. It was not related to a giant leap in the number of manatees in the wild. In fact, 2006 was a record year for manatee deaths.

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