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Save the Manatee Club, Inc.

The voice for manatees worldwide since 1981

https://www.savethemanatee.org Tax ID 59-3131709


Who We Are:

Save the Manatee Club is an award-winning national nonprofit  501(c)(3) and membership-based organization established in 1981 by  renowned singer/songwriter, Jimmy Buffett, and former U.S. Senator, Bob  Graham, when he was governor of Florida.

Our mission: 

To protect imperiled manatees and their aquatic habitat for future generations.

Why We Need Your Support:

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. They are listed as threatened at the federal level by the U.S.  Fish & Wildlife Service and at the state level by the Florida Fish  & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Their listing status is  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.