Manatees had their worst year on record last year, with about 1 in 10 dying — mostly of starvation. The search for food is futile as more than 90% of their vital seagrass has disappeared, leaving them starving and weak.
If we don’t course correct, it could be catastrophic — some scientists give them just a handful of years before extinction. But if we take action, we can give manatees the protections that have saved species from bald eagles to sea turtles. Take part in our campaign to give manatees Endangered Species Act protections with a donation.