I have been asked by Katie Tripp, Director of Science and Conservation for the Save the Manatee Club (and a very cool, hands-on manatee hero and expert) to come up with $795 for a tracking box for the SMC's Belize colleagues to track tagged manatees that have been rehabilitated and released. These manatees are being monitored after their release to help ensure their acclimation to life in the wild.
You know the Manatee Hugger can't refuse.
Direct donations on this page will be greatly appreciated, and in the meantime, 1/3 of my vintage clothing sales at denisebrain.com and www.etsy.com/shop/denisebrain will go to this cause until the goal is reached. I will add the vintage clothing sales tally to the total here so you can see where we stand on reaching the goal.
I was told the monitor is needed ASAP. Lives of these gentle, intelligent—and endangered—animals are at risk.