Posts Categorized: Florida Manatee

Pronghorn antelope, ©USFWS

Defenders Celebrates National Wildlife Refuge Week »

Here at Defenders, we love our wildlife and public lands, especially the National Wildlife Refuge System, the only federal lands system dedicated specifically to protecting wildlife and its habitat. Our staff work all over the country to advocate for some of our amazing refuges and the vital role they play in our conservation work.

Florida manatee, © Tracy Colson/USFWS

Hands Off Our Manatees »

Manatees depend on warm water habitat in the winter, so they gather in warm springs like Three Sisters Springs in the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. But too much commotion can drive them back out into the cold waters and away from the warmer areas they need.

Sea Otter, ©Julie Chen

Wildlife Weekly Wrap-Up »

Toxic Mining Spill in the Animas River: Winning Week for Threatened California Sea Otters: Protecting manatees at Three Sisters Springs: Things may be looking up for sharks: AZGFD Meeting