U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Feds Looking At Florida Panther's Endangered Status By Jim Ash • Jul 6, 2017 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. State, Feds Say Panther Population Rising By Jim Ash • Feb 22, 2017 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. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Threatened With Lawsuit By Aryanna Duhl • Sep 7, 2016 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's Endangered Status Up For Review; May Affect Florida Habitat, Communities By Matthew Stolpe • Jul 3, 2014 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.