Help Florida Manatees

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Photo: © Brian J. Skerry/National Geographic Stock

Photo: © Brian J. Skerry/National Geographic Stock

Like other grazing animals, Florida manatees play an important role in influencing the plant growth in the shallow rivers, bays, estuaries, canals and coastal waters they call home. Unfortunately, habitat loss, collisions with watercraft and a number of other human factors threaten these aquatic gentle giants.

How Your Gift Helps Manatees

Your gift provides vital support for Defenders’ work to protect important manatee habitat, advocate for slow-speed zones to reduce collisions with boats, and educate the public about threats to manatees.

All donations support our work to protect and restore the wildlife and wild places you care about.

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Named "America's Best Wildlife Charity" by Reader's Digest, Defenders of Wildlife has been a leading innovator in developing the most effective ways to conserve imperiled wildlife and wild lands for over 65 years. Your adoption donation will immediately be put to use where it is most needed to achieve these goals.