Tell the FWS: Give manatees endangered species protections
Last year, more than 1,100 manatees died -- more than 10% of their population. The problem is pollution, which has contributed to the loss of 90% of their seagrass in the past decade.
We need to relist manatees and give them Endangered Species Act protections. And we need to do it urgently.
2021 was a devastating year for manatees, but if we don't intervene, 2022 could be catastrophic. I urge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to relist manatees and give them the life-saving protections of the Endangered Species Act today.