Group photo of Stop The Starve organizers in government building posing with large prints of dead manatees

About Stop The Starve

We exist solely to educate the public about the plight of our starving manatees, endangered wildlife, and increasingly polluted waterways and ways that we might be able to rectify this situation. If you have photos, videos, or information about any of these topics, please email it to info@StopTheStarve.org. If the item is too large to email, send us a dropbox or Google docs link. 

Listen to NPR’s Science Friday podcast about the starving manatees.

Katrina Shadix

About Katrina Shadix and Bear Warriors United

Katrina Shadix is an Eco-Warrior and the leader of the Stop the Starve Campaign. She started her career in animal rights advocacy during the 2016 Bear Hunting Season where she successfully organized a campaign to stop the hunt of the Florida Black Bear. This Anti-Bear Poaching Bill was successfully passed in 2020 and was signed into law. Now her efforts are pivoting to the nutrient pollution crisis in the Indian River Lagoon where she is pressing legislators to expand the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission’s feeding program for manatees.

She has been lobbying and advocating for an extensive manatee feeding program up in Tallahassee as well as speaking at local county commission meetings to stop nutrient/chemical pollution for two years since the first unusual mortality event took place. Now, in the eleventh hour of another high mortality season, she developed the Stop the Starve campaign to beg policymakers to stop spraying invasives and mechanically harvest hydrilla and water hyacinth to add these nutrient-rich plants into the FWC  unsuccessful feeding program currently using romaine lettuce.

In addition to being the Executive Director of Bear Warriors United, she serves on several boards including The Foundation for Florida Environmental Protection, The Central Florida Expressway Environmental Advisory Group, serving also as the Chair of the Environmental Advisory Board for Seminole County and the President of Sustainability Leaders Initiative.”