Florida manatee die off: advocate science and adaptive management

Recently I received an email from a conservation activist in the South Florida area asking me for some type of data or study that shows a causal relationship between runoff-sourced pollution, algal blooms, and the 2013-2014 manatee die off crisis.  As I noted in a recent blog entry on manatee population dynamics and pollution, partContinue reading “Florida manatee die off: advocate science and adaptive management”

Manatees in crisis: conservation governance and the 2013 die off

2013 Florida Manatee Crisis Given the 2013 die off that produced a record-shattering number of manatee fatalities, the plan for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Florida Manatee Recovery Plan needs revision.  2013 saw a record breaking 15% loss of its manatee population. At this point in time, 769 manatees have been found dead in Florida’sContinue reading “Manatees in crisis: conservation governance and the 2013 die off”