Florida-based EarthNC, through their conservation venture Conserve.IO, has teamed up with Save the Manatee Club to help boaters reduce the chance of hitting and harming manatees in Florida waterways, with the free Manatee Alert App.
This smartphone-based map displays instructive visual alerts, notifying boaters when they are approaching manatee speed zones. It also helps simplify the reporting of injured manatees and manatee harassment to the proper authorities to ensure urgent help where needed.
“The new Manatee Alert App is a good example of how smartphone technology can help the public become better informed, help protect an endangered species, and contribute to preserving our environment,” says Brad Winney of Conserve.IO. “With the majority of the public now having some form of smart phone or tablet, applications like Manatee Alert can provide safety and conservation messages in real-time.”