aa1Anyone who has been fortunate enough to see a manatee up close knows how amazing they are. However, the manatee is endangered and we can help save them by supporting organizations like the Save the Manatee Club.

Why the Save the Manatee Club needs our help: “Human activities are harming manatees, and only our compassion and action can protect them. Manatees are Florida’s official state marine mammal. They are listed as endangered at the international level by the IUCN World Conservation Union, at the federal level by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and at the state level by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Manatees are endangered largely due to human activity. Since record-keeping began in 1974, more than 41% of manatee deaths where cause of death was identified were human-related – and almost 34% were due to watercraft collisions (the largest known cause of manatee deaths). With increased awareness, education, regulations, and enforcement, manatee deaths caused by humans could be substantially reduced, and the eventual recovery of the species could be realized.”

Lean more about the Save the Manatee Club and how you can support them here.