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Manatees No Longer Endangered? Not So Fast.

| August 15, 2014

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering downlisting manatees from endangered to threatened, reducing their protective status. Save the Manatee Club’s Katie Tripp argues the proposal rests on too scanty data.

A Florida Panther Struck By a Car Last May Is Returned to the Wild After 10-Month Rehab

| March 10, 2014

The 9-month-old kitten was panther was rescued in Collier County last May after a homeowner saw it drag her hind leg. She went through two surgeries and rehabilitated in a 10-acre enclosure before she was released back into the wild on March 10 by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

First Manatee Count in 3 Years Shows Healthier Number Despite 2013′s Record Deaths

| February 7, 2014

Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported a preliminary count of 4,831 manatees in Florida during a statewide aerial survey conducted on Jan. 24 and Jan. 27. That’s the third-highest number of manatees recorded since such surveys began in 1991. No surveys were conducted in 2013 and 2012 because of unusually warm weather.

Jacksonville Zoo Announces Birth of Two Amur Leopards, a Critically Endangered Species

| December 2, 2013

There are only three dozen or so Amur leopards living in the wild, and as such they may be the most endangered big cats in the world. The first cub was born at the Jacksonville zoo at about 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 16. The second followed at 11:15 a.m. They have not yet been named.

Record 769 Manatee Deaths So Far This Year Represent 15% of Endangered Population

| October 31, 2013

With two months to go in the year, 769 manatee deaths have bee recorded in Florida waters, breaking the previous record of 766 set in 2010. Deaths are blamed mostly on a red tide bloom that started in southwest Florida in September 2012 and that only recently dissipated. Four manatees have died in Flagler so far this year.

Prodigal Turtle: Kemp’s Ridley, Smallest of the Seas, Digs First-Ever Nest in Flagler Sands

| September 1, 2012

Once endangered, Kemp’s ridley turtles, usually nesting in the Gulf of Mexico, have flourished, and one made a landing in Flagler Beach, digging only the sixth documented nest in Florida, and the very first in Flagler County.

Share Your Florida Panther Sightings and Photos

| August 15, 2012

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has launched a new website that makes it easy for citizens who spot Florida panthers to share the information and pictures online.

No Zebras Here: Florida Audubon Wants Gov. Scott to Veto Exotic Breeding-Ground Bill

| March 21, 2012

Citing limited land for existing species, Audubon Florida is urging Gov. Rick Scott to veto a measure that would allow zoos and aquariums to lease state land to create breeding and research facilities for exotic birds or hooved animals like zebras, rhinos and giraffes.

Black Bear, Brown Pelican and 14 Other Species Off Threatened List in Florida

| June 8, 2011

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted unanimously to delist the animals following a review began four years ago. The snowy egret was also removed.

23 Panthers Killed in Florida in 2010, 16 of Them by Vehicles

| January 10, 2011

The endangered Florida panther numbers less than 200 animals in South Florida. Every year, in rising numbers, 12 to 17 panthers are killed on Florida roads. Yet the panther population may be increasing.

The Live Wire Weekend: Kent Sharples’ Latest Folly, Scott Sinking and Panthers Rising

| September 24, 2010

Kent Sharples raids Daytona College fund to pay rock stars, Alex Sink is beating Scott, Obama is not as anti-business as he appears, Dali on “What’s My Line,” and much more.

Flagler Has 30 Days Left to respond to 5 Proposed Manatee-Protection Speed Zones

| June 23, 2010

Flagler’s committee is at the half-way point of responding the state’s proposed speed zones in the Intracoastal.

Hanging With Manatees

| June 3, 2010

It’s not just seeing manatees upclose alone that moves you. It’s seeing their injuries, and their utter helplessness.

10 Named to Flagler’s Manatee Rules Panel

| May 3, 2010

A county-appointed rules committee has 60 days to recommend whether manatee speed zones are needed in Flagler’s waterways.

Florida Law on How New Manatee Protection Rules May Be Adopted

| May 3, 2010

Complete language of Florida Statute § 379.2431(2)(f) which sets out the steps the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and county governments must follow when adopting rules regulating “speed and operation of motorboats for purposes of manatee protection.”

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