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Wednesday, February 19 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Manatee Manners – Managing Wildlife Viewing Opportunities

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Millions of people visit Florida each year and many enjoy opportunities for up-close-and-personal experiences with wildlife. Getting on the water and seeing manatees in their natural environment is an exciting and memorable experience. But for wildlife managers, managing the humans who adore charismatic megafauna is where things can get tricky. Learn how the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and their partners, work to find a balance between promoting manatee viewing opportunities and preventing disturbance to manatees in critical habitats.



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avatar for Michelle Pasawicz

Michelle Pasawicz

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Michelle is the Manatee Rules Coordinator for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Much of her work involves establishing regulatory protections, engaging stakeholders, community outreach, and data analyses primarily focused on the conservation of Florida’s... Read More →


Wednesday February 19, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am EST
Poseidon Room

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