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University of Florida Seagrass Study Shows Need for Clear Water

Loss of seagrass means fish, crabs and other animals lose their homes and manatees and sea turtles lose a source of food. Nutrients, such as phosphorous, may prevent seagrass from getting the sunlight it needs to thrive. Nutrients may come from many sources, among them fertilizers used in agriculture, golf courses and suburban lawns, pet waste and septic tank waste.

October 2014

Corps of Engineers Seeks Input on Florida Lake Restorations

This request is part of an overall initiative for routine restoration work in 94 lakes and water bodies throughout Florida.

October 2014

Manley Fuller and Collin O’Mara: Amendmen - One strengthens Florida conservation heritage

Clean water, treasured landscapes and abundant wildlife — that’s what Amendment One is all about. From the white sand beaches of Pensacola and the Panhandle to the untamed beauty of the Everglades and Keys, Florida is synonymous with remarkable natural resources and unrivaled outdoor recreational experiences.

October 2014

Buck Fever: Massive disease outbreak hits Iowa deer farm

In 2013, Florida Wildlife Federation led the successful effort to stop the importation of live deer into Florida. We sought to minimize the possibility of an outbreak of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). As you can read below, CWD is a devastating disease that is spurred on by the artificial aggregation of deer. Moreover, CWD can persist in the soil for many years, and there is at present no test for CWD in live animals.

October 2014

Amendment 1 would commit state money to conservation

Topping the list of this year’s slate of state constitutional amendments to be decided in the November general election is a measure supporters say is the best — and likely last — hope to ensure Florida’s precious waters and natural areas will be protected for future generations.

October 2014

BP Spill Still Impacting Louisiana Commercial Catches

Commercial catches for several varieties of seafood have decreased since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries officials said.

September 2014

Amendment One a no-brainer for Florida

By FWF Director, Martha Musgrove

September 2014

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