Wildlife Agency agreement revises Florida manatee habitat protection

By Hayley Fowler (June 2, 2022, 7:02 p.m. EDT) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has agreed to update Florida’s manatee designated critical habitat after several environmental groups accused the agency of dragging its feet for more than a decade despite evidence that the threatened species was at risk.

The agency will propose a new critical habitat designation by Sept. 12, 2024, under the terms of an agreement filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The settlement puts to bed a lawsuit filed earlier this year by the Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife and Save the Manatee Club that accused the…

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