Location: Florida, United States.
Founded: 1981 by renowned singer/songwriter, Jimmy Buffett, and former U.S. Senator, Bob Graham during his time as governor of Florida.
Species: South American Manatee, West African Manatee and West Indian Manatee (Florida Manatee).
Save the Manatee Club focuses its efforts on the protection of manatees throughout the world by reducing the negative impact caused by humans on manatees and their habitats. This is done through increasing public awareness and education.
Save the Manatee Club sponsors research, rescue, rehabilitation and release efforts in the US, and assists scientists and educators in the Wider Caribbean, South America and West Africa.
They advocate for stronger protection measures, such as boat speed zones and sanctuaries and they initiate legal proceedings when required.
See Related: Endangered Species in Florida
How to help
You can help Save the Manatee Club by going to their website and making a one-time donation, becoming a member, adopting a manatee, purchasing merchandise in their webshop, or signing up as a volunteer.