Hope, a manatee calf rescued in Belize
Hope was rescued in Belize in 2016 as a tiny orphan in need of care.

Save the Manatee Club supports researchers and communities in many places outside of Florida. Donations through our International Rescue Fund and Amazon Wish List have supported:

Wider Caribbean

  • Wildtracks, the only manatee rehabilitation facility in Belize caring for sick and orphaned manatees. Donations have purchased Esbilac milk replacement formula, probiotics and vitamins, thermometers, GPS tracking gear, cameras for research, brushes, scales, pumps, a pressure washer, solar power equipment, staffing, and much more. The Club has also helped support a tracking program of manatees in Belize.
  • Funding to ECOSUR in Mexico for health assessment and tracking equipment.
  • Assistance with re-building the Centro de Conservación the Manatíes del Caribe in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria destroyed most of the facility. The Club has also provided formula, medicine, and funding for the care of orphaned manatee calves in Puerto Rico.
    Daniel the manatee wearing a tagging device in Mexico.
    This year, Save the Manatee Club gave funding to ECOSUR in Mexico for equipment that will aid in tracking manatee Daniel (above),
  • Education and outreach materials for partners in Cuba and Haiti.
  • Funding for a manatee monitoring program in the Bahamas. 
  • Health assessment support for manatees in Jamaica.
Children in West Africa with manatee coloring books produced by Save the Manatee Club.
Children in West Africa with manatee coloring books produced by Save the Manatee Club.

West Africa

  • The African Marine Mammal Organization based in Cameroon through funding outreach and education efforts, providing a grant for genetic research and a grant for beekeeping as an alternative livelihood project, sponsoring speakers for the first African Manatee Symposium in Senegal, and helping to mitigate the effects of invasive plant species in Lake Ossa. The Club has also provided formula, medicine, and funding for the care of orphaned manatee calves in West Africa. In addition, Save the Manatee Club contributed funds to help rescue several West African manatees trapped behind a dam in Senegal and to provide education materials to school children. Alternative livelihood opportunities were funded in the form of snail farms and education and outreach materials to communities in Nigeria where manatees are still traditionally hunted for sustenance.
    Villagers in Nigeria attend a conservation workshop funded by Save the Manatee Club.
    Villagers in Nigeria attend a conservation workshop funded by Save the Manatee Club.

South America

  • Funding for the rescue, relocation, and care of several manatees in Colombia in partnership with the Omacha Foundation to protect them from poaching.
  • Health assessment support for manatees in Venezuela.
  • Funding for assistance with an orphaned manatee calf rescue in Peru as well as funding to the University of Quintana Roo (Mexico) to support the Third Latin American Manatee Symposium held in Lima, Peru.
Rescued manatee calf in Peru.
Save the Manatee Club provided funds to fly a veterinarian from Puerto Rico to assist with the rescue and health assessment of a manatee calf in Peru.