Tag: endangered species act

Nikki Fried Wants FWS to Reclassify West Indian Manatee as Endangered Species

This week, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried formally requested the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) work expeditiously to reclassify the West Indian manatee as an endangered species. FWS is currently conducting its 5-year status...

Vern Buchanan Continues to Call for More Federal Protections for Manatees

This week, a congressman from Florida showcased his proposal offering manatees the highest level of federal protection. Back in August, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., introduced a proposal to move West Indian manatees from threatened...

Florida Congressmen Champion the Manatee Protection Act

Two congressmen from the Sunshine State have introduced a proposal offering manatees the highest level of federal protection. At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., introduced a proposal to move West...
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Vern Buchanan Urges More Federal Protection for Manatees

This week, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., continued his push to keep manatees covered under the Endangered Species Act. At the start of 2018, Buchanan protested the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) decision to...

Vern Buchanan Urges Ron DeSantis to Protect the Florida Panther During Heartland Parkway Construction

In a letter to DeSantis, Buchanan noted the 140-mile proposed highway from Polk to Collier Counties will run directly into the habitat of the panther. Construction is expected to begin by 2022.

Congress Honors Nat Reed By Renaming Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge

Last week, the U.S. House passed a proposal from U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., changing the name of the refuge. The Senate passed a similar bill from outgoing U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. 
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Vern Buchanan Breaks With Trump Administration on Endangered Species Act

Buchanan pointed to the Sunshine State where alligators, Florida panthers and manatee have all been protected by federal laws. 
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