IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
Reynolds III, J.E. & Powell, J.A. (Sirenia Red List Authority)
The Florida manatee subspecies is listed as Endangered on the basis of a population size of less than 2,500 mature individuals and the population is estimated to decline by at least 20% over the next two generations (estimated at ~40 years) due to anticipated future changes in warm-water habitat and threats from increasing watercraft traffic over the next several decades.