Save the Manatee Club Starts New Program
First published by Toronto Sun,January 24, 2011
Adopt a real Florida Manatee for Valentine's Day.
That's the hope of the Save the Manatee Club.
The Manatee's story is a heartbreaking one.
Although Manatees have been successfully swimming in Florida's waters for over a million years, human activities have put them at a high risk of extinction.
Collisions with boats is the No. 1 cause of Manatee deaths and the greatest threat to their long-term survival.
The Save the Manatee Club was founded by Jimmy Buffett in 1981. It is a nonprofit, membership-based organization.
The $25 tax deductible gift adoptions include a colour photo of a real Florida Manatee.
To adopt one, call 1- 800-432-5646 or visit www.savethemanatee.org.