"I am pleased that the Commission today approved a plan that will ensure the protection of manatees for the immediate future and for generations to come," the governor said in a statement. "Their action will keep the manatee on the endangered list and make sure that we continue to focus public attention on preserving this unique and important environmental treasure."
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Manatees still endangered
The Orlando Sentinel's Central Florida Political Pulse blog reports here that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission decided against down-listing the manatee from endangered at today's meeting. Governor Crist, who apparently received thousands of requests to intervene on the manatees behalf, praised the decision: