Friends of Swallow Caye held a successful Manatee Awareness campaign in San Pedro Town, Caye Caulker and Belize City from Monday, October 8th to Sunday, October 14th. The week was devoted to raising awareness about the protection and monitoring of these endangered species, which if not protected, they may not exist in the near future.

Throughout the week many educational sessions were held at several locations to educate citizens of what challenges manatees are facing and how people can contribute their protection. The Manatee Awareness Week 2018 ended with a fan tour to Swallow Caye Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday, October 13th and Sunday, October 14th, where spectators had the experience to view manatees in their natural habitat.

Friends of Swallow Caye is a community based non-profit conservation association focused on the protection of West Indian manatees in the Swallow Caye Wildlife Sanctuary. The group was organized in 1996 to promote the designation of this area with the Forest Department of Belize. For more information on Friends of Swallow Caye you can email them at [email protected] or call 605-0280.

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