This news item just crossed my inbox today. Manatees, which are classified as Endangered by the IUCN Red List are dying at an alarming rate due to run -ins with boaters. This is not new news…this has been happening for years. Why has this past year been one of the worst for manatee deaths? Being listed as endangered is just one part of it…there is obviously a need for enforcement of rules and increasing the awareness of their situation.
These are vegetation – eating, gentle giants trying to mind their own business. Once again, wildlife habitat is invaded and destroyed by humans.
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