About the Manatee
You may think that "Manatee' is an odd name for a specialized and agile technology company but we think the Manatee with its unhurried, determined and methodical life style fit our approach to product development and implementation quite nicely.
Additionally we chose Manatee for our name and our logo due to the fact that the Manatee is an endangered species and we wanted to call attention to this fact. Although our company is not an 'endangered" entity, we are unique: Unique in the fact that we put helping customers find real solutions to problems ahead of profits. For sure we need and want to make money but we see no reason to make our money at the expense of our customers. Instead, we want them to get the best possible value for their money.
We have committed to donate a percentage of our earnings to saving the Manatee and we encourage all of you who visit our website or work with us in any capacity to make a donation to this very worthwhile cause.
Why Save the Manatee Club Needs Your Support:
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Save the Manatee Club is an award-winning national nonprofit 501(c)(3) and membership-based organization established in 1981 by renowned singer/songwriter, Jimmy Buffett, and former U.S. Senator, Bob Graham, when he was governor of Florida.
Human activities are harming manatees, and only our compassion and action can protect them.
Manatees are Florida's official state marine mammal. They are listed as endangered at the international level by the IUCN World Conservation Union, at the federal level by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and at the state level by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Manatees are endangered largely due to human activity. Since record-keeping began in 1974, more than 41% of manatee deaths where cause of death was identified were human-related -- and almost 34% were due to watercraft collisions (the largest known cause of manatee deaths). With increased awareness, education, regulations, and enforcement, manatee deaths caused by humans could be substantially reduced, and the eventual recovery of the species could be realized.