Fact Sheet
Florida Manatee

Defenders in Action

Collisions with Watercraft
Defenders is working to reduce this cause of death and make waterways safer for these unique marine mammals.
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Preserving Manatee Habitat
Defenders is an active advocate for greater protections of vital manatee habitat.
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Crystal River
Defenders is providing input on ways the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service can make waters in this refuge safer for manatees.
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