How to Help Protect Manatees

Manatees, A.K.A sea cows, are becoming hurt and endangered. Some of the causes are of speed boats. Others are of pollution. Read on to find out how you can help.

Steps

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    Adopt a manatee. Many websites allow you to adopt a manatee for a fee. You can name him/her, and usually you can visit your manatee any time you want.
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    Ask your school to adopt a manatee. This can be easier if you live in the southeast, like Florida, where manatees usually are.
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    If you own a boat, especially a speedboat, make sure when it says "Manatee Zone", you obey the rules. Over 500 manatees die every year, and they are expected to be extinct in 2020 if we don't do anything about it.
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    Visit rehabilitation centers, read books, watch documentaries, etc. to learn more about manatees.
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    Donate money to a cause helping manatees. Have a lemonade stand, a garage sale, or do extra chores to get extra money.
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    Don't litter. It seems kind of obvious, but there are other ways of littering when you don't even know it. Your trash could end up in the middle of the ocean (especially if you live in a beach town/city), and harm wildlife. Recycle, and never use plastic bags.
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    Share your knowledge of manatees to people, your friends, family, you could even make a website!

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Categories: Animal Welfare Activism