on the endangered species list and given maximum protection until its populations
were restored in other states such as
Louisiana by transplanting some of
Florida's Brown Pelicans. Presently thegreatest danger to the Brown Pelican is the human invasion of its nesting sites through the filling and development of marsh areas and the removal of trees and bushes where the colonies prefer to build their nests. Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission has listed the Brown Pelican as a "species of special concern."