Since record-keeping began in 1974, at least 1,557 manatees have been killed by boats in Florida waters. The loss of warm-water winter habitat is another serious concern. Both are the two greatest threats to the future status of manatees.
Save the Manatee Club is the world’s leading nonprofit manatee conservation organization, dedicated to protecting manatees and their habitat. Singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett and former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator, Bob Graham, founded the organization back in 1981. Through the Club’s efforts, manatees grow increasingly popular around the world. As more people come to care about the manatee’s welfare, there is a better chance that these fascinating animals will receive the protections they need for their long-term survival.