The Elusive Manatee

© Fred Vavendam/Minden Pictures
At the surface
Manatee are often struck by boats carrying tourists. The partners - Fundación Amigos del Río San Juan and Fundación Salvemos al Manatí de Costa Rica - have persuaded more than 100 guides, hoteliers, and boat captains to slow traffic on the waterways and help raise awareness about the manatee.

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