Did you know that 80 million tourists visit Florida annually, and more than 1,000 people move to the state each day? With over one million registered boats in Florida, and 1/2 a million more boats from other states that also utilize Florida’s waterways, there is a real concern for the well-being of the public, manatees, and other aquatic wildlife. The more educated the boating public can be before they go out on the waterways, the better for all. Boat traffic can double or even triple on busy holiday weekends in the summer. Speedboat collisions and propeller maiming are the major cause for manatee deaths.
Please help educate others. High resolution jpegs of the above ad are available in three different sizes, and all you have to do is e-mail me at [email protected], and the PSAs will be e-mailed to you promptly. You can view all three ad sizes on the Press Resources page of our website at www.savethemanatee.org. You have our permission to reconfigure the ads to fit your available space if necessary. We also have a variety of generic ads available, and you can view them at www.savethemanatee.org/newsresources.htm.
Save the Manatee Club is the world’s leading nonprofit manatee conservation organization, dedicated to protecting manatees and their habitat. Singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett and former Florida Governor Bob Graham founded the organization back in 1981.