Help Save Manatees From Starvation, Ship Strikes

Manatees in Florida are dying at record levels. We must act now to save them.
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Manatees

Hi Everyaction,

Manatees are dying at a record pace.

These gentle, curious mammals are starving to death and facing some of the worst pollution they've ever seen. Meanwhile, boat strikes remain a constant threat.

We must keep fighting to protect them.

Please help with a gift to the Saving Life on Earth Fund.

At least 761 Florida manatees have died so far this year, almost 10% of the known population. The death toll already eclipses the recorded tallies from any other year.

Pollution from fertilizers, pesticides and leaky septic systems is poisoning the water manatees live in and killing off the seagrass they feed on.

And it's not just dirty water putting this species at risk. Manatees continue to be injured and killed by boats at a staggering rate.

If we're going to put manatees back on the path to recovery, it needs to start now — and it begins with protecting their habitat.

The Center has fought for years to save manatees, including lawsuits to secure Endangered Species Act protection and to protect these mammals from harmful algal blooms. We're not about to walk away.

Manatees are a keystone species. When they thrive, other plants and animals benefit, too. When they're in trouble, it's a powerful warning about the fate of all living things that call these Florida waters home.

We won't stop working to earn greater protections for these gentle giants and all species fighting to survive.

To stop the extinction crisis, we must take bold steps — and be willing to stay in the fight, however long it takes.

Please help our work for manatees and other imperiled species with a gift to the Saving Life on Earth Fund.

For the wild,

Kierán Suckling

Kierán Suckling
Executive Director
Center for Biological Diversity

 

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