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:
"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."

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