Giving Manatees a Fighting Chance
Earthjustice is working to protect manatees from unprecedented mass starvation.
Under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s watch, manatees in Florida are dying at high rates as pollution kills off seagrass, their main food source. In 2021, over a thousand of Florida’s manatees died, and more than half of those deaths were due to lack of food.
Conservation groups — Center for Biological Diversity, Save the Manatee Club, and Defenders of Wildlife — represented by Earthjustice are now suing the EPA for failing to step in.
Earthjustice is using the power of the law to compel the government to fix the pollution at the heart of the problem. This legal case is part of our larger work fighting the drivers of the biodiversity crisis.
Published on April 3, 2023.