Help feed starving manatees and restore their habitat.
In 2022, 800 manatees passed away. Most of these deaths occurred due to starvation. A large power plant in the Indian River Lagoon (IRL) of Florida provides warm waters during the winter months. Nearly one-third of Florida Manatees seek out these warm waters every winter, but the IRL has lost 60% of its seagrass beds due to harmful algal blooms and poor water quality, leaving manatees to starve. Now, YOU can help Greater Good Charities work with on-the-ground organizations to replant seagrass beds and provide supplemental feeding to manatees.
Greater Good Charities is partnering with on-the-ground organizations in Florida to feed starving manatees, while also working to replant seagrass beds wiped out by Hurricane Irma. They are currently funding replanting efforts for a large area known as a "wintering site" where manatees come during the cold months to seek out warmth and food. In previous, smaller scale tests, this replanting method resulted in 100% grass coverage.
You can help by supporting Project Peril, a program of Greater Good Charities, in its work to help protect threatened species like the manatee. Your donations will purchase produce, especially leafy greens, for manatees recovering from malnutrition, and aid in seagrass replanting efforts in Florida. Just $25 provides 30 pounds of nourishing produce to help manatees. Donate now.
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