U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Nature Conservancy of Southwest Florida

The federal government is reviewing the status of the endangered Florida Panther, prompting some activists to worry the iconic species will lose protection.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Accurate numbers are hard to come by, but state and federal wildlife officials are raising their official estimate of the number of endangered Florida Panthers.

Center for Biological Diversity

417 potentially endangered species are going unprotected, according to a national environmental organization. The organization is suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

manatee
Matthew Bednarik via Flickr

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced this week it is reviewing the manatee’s status as an endangered species. According to ecologists and Florida residents, the decision may have consequences for more than just the mammal.