| Dr. Antonio A. Mignucci-Giannoni of the Caribbean Stranding Network feeds Moíses, an orphaned manatee calf. (Photo courtesy of the Carribean Stranding Network)
SMC has funded studies of manatees in Costa Rica, Guatemala and
Mexico. SMC also funded a tracking program of manatees in Belize and a program to educate
villagers in Nicaragua.
SMC has given funds to the Caribbean Stranding Network in Puerto Rico to
care for orphaned manatees. SMC has also provided health assessment support for manatees
in Belize, Colombia, Venezuela, Jamaica and Mexico.
SMC provided supplementary food for three captive manatees in Jamaica
and is currently working on a plan for their release. Club funds also helped to monitor a
Florida manatee in the Bahamas.
The Club has produced educational materials that have been distributed in South America and the Wider Caribbean. In addition, SMC staff have been appointed to the I.U.C.N. -- World
Return to About SMC