How to Help

Of course you can buy our apps, or support the Save the Manatee Club directly (by donating or adopting) but there are many more things you can do to help the manatees.

Prevention

First of all there are some preventitive measures you can take. Don't discard fishing lines, hooks or trash in the water. Not only manatees, but every animal in the water may eat that or get entangled. This can cause illness, injury and death of that animal. Furthermore, when boating in areas where manatees are, please do not get too close and try to avoid hitting them. Remember that they have trouble hearing you coming and thus will not move out of the way. They may even come towards you. Please keep to the designated maximal speed at all time.

Report Injured Manatees

When spotting an injured manatee, please report this as soon as possible to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Please also report dead animals or animals being harassed. They can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 1-888 404 3922 or VHF Channel 16 on your marine radio.

Different ways of donation to the Save the Manatee Club.

The Save the Manatee Club allows you to donate in several ways, like donating a used car for example. Please check http://www.savethemanatee.org/whatyou.htm for all the possibilities.

Creating awareness for the Manatees

Another way of supporting the manatees is by creating awareness. This is in a way also what Orcraphics is trying to accomplish. Creating awareness can be done in so many ways, and can do so much in the efforts to save the manatees. Place a banner on your facebook for example. Please check for more ways of creating awareness on http://www.savethemanatee.org/whatyou.htm or check out the banners on http://www.savethemanatee.org/cs_banner.html.

Supporting legislation to protect the manatee

Both in and out of the US you can show your support for legislation. US citizens can register to vote and contribute to the acceptance of legislation. You can also write the legislative authority on issues (both US and non US). Please check http://www.savethemanatee.org/whatyou.htm for all the options.

Always remember, that every tiny little bit of help can go a long way. If many help with a small contribution, no matter in what way, we can make a big difference together.

 

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