You can help make a difference for manatees! If you spot a sick, injured, harassed, orphaned, or deceased manatee in Florida, please call the wildlife alert hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922) or VHF Channel 16 on a marine radio. For reports outside of Florida, call the Southeast Marine Mammal Stranding Hotline at 877-942-5343 to be directed to your appropriate state wildlife agency. Get more information on how to identify a manatee in need of help. You can also report non-emergency sightings on our Manatee Sighting Form.
If you want to help manatees with a monetary contribution, you can participate in our Adopt-A-Manatee® program and symbolically adopt a real manatee for yourself, renew your adoption, or give an adoption to someone you love as a birthday or holiday gift. You can also support manatee protection by making a tax-deductible contribution, setting up a monthly donation, donating in memory of someone or in honor of a special occasion, or giving a legacy gift to Save the Manatee Club. We have manatee-themed gift items available at The Manatee Store. We use all proceeds to support manatees and their habitat.
If you would like to help manatees in another way, you can help manatees by contacting decision makers, requesting our free resources and materials, volunteering, and more! Click the images or links on this page for more information on ways you can help.