American Manatee is no Longer Considered an Endangered Species

03.04.2017

The US Fish and Wildlife Service reported that the American Manatee is no longer considered an endangered animal. The population of these mammals only in Florida has reached 6,600. Nevertheless, «gentle giants» still need protection.

American Manatee is no Longer Considered an Endangered Species

The American manatee is still under threat, so measures are needed to preserve habitats and birth control, experts say. Some animal rights activists even believe that the deprivation of the endangered species status from the manatee is wrong, because it makes the population more vulnerable.

American Manatee has been endangered for several decades in a row. They were the on the verge of extinction beause of man. Although hunting them for a long time was under banned, animals often died when they collided with motor boats propellers or as a result of fishing gear swallowing.