Tipton, Julie Golokow
For most of history man has had to fight nature to survive; in this
century he is beginning to realize that in order to survive, he must
For over 30 years the manatee has been threatened or endangered. This
means that it is nearing extinction- there will be no more Manatees!
Everyday we make
decisions that affect our environment. Can you think of some decisions
you make that affect our environment? Are they good decisions or bad?
July 20, 1979
the West African Manatee was designated as Threatened
March 11, 1967
the West Indian Manatee was designated as Endangered
June 2, 1970
the Amazonian Manatee was designated as Endangered
Below are a list of definitions developed by the National Wildlife
A species particularly at risk because of low or declining numbers or
small range, but not a threatened species.
A species whose population is not yet low enough to be in immediate
danger of extinction, but who certainly faces serious problems. If the
problem affecting these species aren't resolved, it is probable that
the species will become endangered. The eastern indigo snake and the
red kangaroo are examples of threatened species.
A species, plant or animal, that is in immediate danger of becoming
extinct. Its numbers are usually low, and it needs protection in order
to survive. The Siberian tiger, and thousands of other plants and animals
are endangered worldwide.
An extinct species is one that is no longer living. The passenger pigeon,
the dodo, and the Stegosaurus are examples of living species. These
animals no longer exist on the earth.
To Learn More about this Giant Endangered Species visit one of these
Save The Manatee.org