Save the Manatee Club was founded in 1981 by Bob Graham, former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator, and singer and songwriter Jimmy Buffett. The Club was started with the mission to protect manatees and their habitat. Today, Save the Manatee Club is the world’s leading manatee conservation organization. Learn about who we are, who is on our team, how to contact us, and more.

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Learn About Our Vision and Mission:

Save the Manatee Club is an award-winning national nonprofit 501(c)(3) and membership-based organization established in 1981 by renowned singer and songwriter Jimmy Buffett and former U.S. Senator Bob Graham when he was governor of Florida. Learn who we are, what we do, and why we need your support.

Contact Information:

Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Eastern Time and our team will work to respond to all questions and requests as soon as possible. To ask questions by email about Save the Manatee Club, manatees and their habitat, or other manatee-related topics, you can contact us via our online form. You can also contact us toll-free at 1-800-432-5646 or using our local number 407-539-0990.

Learn About Our Team

You can learn more about the team working to help manatees at Save the Manatee Club and what they do to support our mission.
Or, if you’re interested in becoming a part of our team, learn about available position openings and internships.

Learn About Our Privacy Policy

We take pride in protecting the data of our supporters — we will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity. View our privacy policy to learn more about how your data is used.