2012 Draft Revised Florida and Antillean Manatee Stock Assessments Available for Review and Comment
Manatee facing the camera, by Jan Paul Zegarra, USFWS
March 28, 2013
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has developed draft revised marine mammal stock assessment reports (SAR) for the two West Indian manatee sub-species: the Antillean manatees in Puerto Rico and the Florida manatee.
The formal Notice of Availability published on Wednesday, March 28, 2013, in the Federal Register. A public review and comment period is now open for 90-days. Comments and supporting information must be received on or before June 26, 2013.
Comments and supporting information must be submitted using one of the following methods:
Eletronically via the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments to Docket No. FWS-R4-ES-2012-0081; or
U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. FWS-R4-ES-2012-0081; Division of Policy and Directives Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS 2042-PDM; Arlington, VA 22203.
Please indicate to which revised stock assessment report(s)—the Antillean manatee or Florida manatee—your comments apply. We will not accept email, faxes or submissions sent to an address other than as outlined above. All comments will post on http://www.regulations.gov under Docket No. FWS-R4-ES-2012-0081.
Draft Antillean Manatee SAR- Puerto Rico Stock - PDF ver. - 217KB
Antillean Manatee Literature Cited - PDF ver. - 97KB
Notice of Availability - PDF ver. - 225KB
Antillean Manatee Fact Sheet - html
Draft Florida manatee SAR - PDF ver - 164KB
Service Begins Commemoration of 40th Anniversary Conmemoration
January 14, 2013
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will honor the 40th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act with a year-long commemoration of the Act that has been so successful in stabilizing populations of species at risk, preventing the extinction of many others and conserving the habitats upon which they depend. A new dedicated web site spotlights the history and accomplishments of efforts to protect and recover America’s threatened and endangered species under the Endangered Species Act.
Edwin Muñiz Esq., CESFO Supervisor/Photo by Carlos Pacheco, USFWS
2013 Wildlife Conservation in the Caribbean
Edwin Muñiz, Caribbean Ecological Services Field Office Supervisor, presents a retrospective look at 2012 and seven individual stories that give a glimpse at what is underway in 2013.
New information on the distribution and status of bariaco
September 9, 2012-The US Fish and Wildlife Service and botanists from the University of Puerto Rico, recently reviewed the status of the endangered bariaco plant (Trichilia triacantha). The experts report that the distribution of natural populations have expanded... (Read more)
Bariaco plant/Photo by F. Suárez
Federal and State Agencies Reaffirm their Commitment to the Recovery of the Endangered Puerto Rican Parrot
PRDNER, USFS and USFWS Leaders sign agreement/Photo by E. Muñiz, USFWS
August 16, 2012- At an ineragency meeting, leaders from the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (PRDNER), the US Forest Service (USFS), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) reaffirmed their commitment to the Puerto Rican Parrot Recovery Program...(Read more).
Agencias Federales y Estatal Reafirman su compromiso con la Recuperación de la Cotorra Puertorriqueña, en Peligro de Extinción (En Español).
Alerta a Nautas-Manaties en Aguas Llanas
Manatee surfacing to catch some air/Photo by M. Morel
4 de julio de 2012- Exhortamos a los nautas, operadores de botes y motoras acuaticas, a tomar precaucion con los manaties este verano. Para más información
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