New decals are designed and created each year in preparation for the manatee Voluntary Contribution Campaign. As these decals help to raise money for manatee recovery around the State of Florida, your contribution to this cause is appreciated.


ManateeDecal2016-17L
Now available at Florida Tax Collector offices
2016 - 2017 Tracking Manatees
Artwork by Mike Hunter, FWC 

The official manatee Voluntary Contribution Campaign began during the June boat registration period in fiscal year 1992-93. Chapter 327.25 (7), Florida Statutes, states that a registrant who provides a voluntary contribution of $5.00 or more shall be given a sticker or emblem by the tax collector to display, which signifies support for the Save the Manatee Trust Fund. Prior to this time, donations were received under the Manatee Donation Campaign and no decals were issued to show the donor's support.

Current year manatee decals are available at Florida County Tax Offices. These decals are given to individuals who donate $5.00 or more at the time of vessel or vehicle registration.  The donations from the manatee decals support manatee research, rehabilitation and educational programs.

FWC has a limited supply of some of the earlier decals. We would like to offer them to individuals who are interested in collecting them. Please indicate the decals you would like to obtain by checking the appropriate area on the order form and sending a check for the number of decals selected.  The decals will be sent to you within 4-6 weeks.

Tracking Florida manatees

For over 20 years, FWC research staff have tracked manatee use of Florida's coastal and riverine habitats to understand the resources required to recover and sustain a healthy manatee population. To track manatees, researchers attach a buoyant radio tag containing a satellite-linked Global Positioning System (GPS) transmitter to a padded belt around a manatee's tail. The GPS locations transmitted to staff provide a detailed record of manatee movements and migratory behavior. Wildlife managers use the information generated from such studies to devise strategies for manatee conservation and the continued recovery of this species.

 


 

Decal Order Form Adobe PDF

 

 2015 - 2016ManateeDecal2015-16sml

Give Them Space
By Mike Hunter, FWC 

2014-2015
2014-2015 Manatee Decal ~Protecting Florida Manatees~

Protecting Florida Manatees
By Mike Hunter, FWC

2013-2014
2013-2014 Manatee Decal ~Living With Florida Manatees~

Living With Florida Manatees
By Mike Hunter, FWC

2012-2013
2013-2014 Manatee Decal ~Springs Help Florida Manatees Survive~

Springs Help Florida Manatees Survive
by Ann Marie Tavares

2011-2012
2011-2012 Manatee Decal ~Support Manatee Conservation~

Support Manatee Conservation
by Bekah Scovill

2010-2011
Manatee Decal 2010-2011 ~Safe Travels~

Safe Travels
by Ann Marie Tavares

2009-2010 2009-2010 Manatee Decal ~Rescue Me!~

Rescue Me!
by Deanna Parsons

2008-2009 2008-2009 Manatee Decal ~Protect Our Future~

Protect Our Future
by Austyn Bynon

2007-2008 2007-2008 Manatee Decal ~Now and Forever~

Now and Forever
by Natasha Thornton

2006-2007
Manatee's at Sunrise

Manatee's at Sunrise
by Donovan Foster

2005-2006
Manatee's in Nature

Manatee's in Nature
by Vivian Chiu

2004-2005
2004-2005 Manatee Decal

Waiting for Something
by Alicia del Aquila

2004-2003
2003-2004 Manatee Decal

Peaceful Waters
by Kathleen M. Finch

2002-2003
2002-2003 Manatee Decal

Peacefully Swimming Manatee
by Stephanie Lemos

2001-2002
I Support Manatees: 2001-2002

I Support Manatees
by JoAnne Thorne

2000-2001
2000-2001 Manatee Decal

Mermaids in Crystal River
by Dann 'Spider' Warren

1999-2000
1999-2000 Manatee Decal

by Tom Krause

1998-1999
1998-1999 Manatee Decal

by Tom Krause

1997-1998
1997-1998 Manatee Decal

by Tom Krause

1996-1997
1996-1997 Manatee Decal

Smiling Manatee of King's Bay
by Marcia Armstrong

1995-1996
1995-1996 Manatee Decal

Boomer
by Tracy L. Nichols

1994-1995
1994-1995 Manatee Decal

by Pat Batchelder

1993-1994
1993-1994 Manatee Decal

Ours To Protect
by Georgia Murphy-Steadham

1992-1993
1992-1993 Manatee Decal

by Marrell Burgess

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