Besides the iconic Florida panther, our other native wild cat is the bobcat, named for its short, or “bobbed” tail, and exists only in North America. While the bobcat may look like a domestic cat, it is definitely a wild animal. Generally living a solitary existence, it uses its eyesight and excellent hearing to hunt for its food.
Seagrass supports ocean life, protects coasts, boosts economy and faces threats
One-third of all U.S. wildlife species are already imperiled or are vulnerable-and nearly one million species worldwide are at risk of extinction.
Small Acreage Landowner Stewardship Workshop Agenda
Stan Rosenthal, FWF Forest Advocate, is available to assist landowners that want to plant/manage longleaf in the Panhandle! Contact Stan at [email protected]
Preston Robertson will become the President and CEO of the Florida Wildlife Federation (FWF) beginning February 2019 following Manley Fuller’s 32-year tenure. Robertson has been with FWF since 2005, working as the Vice-President for Conservation, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel.
Please tell FWS "I strongly support landscape scale habitat conservation planning efforts to provide vital linkages through private lands to public conservation lands in the region." This will help save our panther for future generations.
The Florida panther, with its long-tailed and pale brown fur, is a symbol of wild Florida. This cat once roamed across the entire southeastern United States, but human population growth has, and continues to, destroy, degrade, and fragment their habitat. Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) estimates there may be as few as 120-230 adult panthers left in South Florida.
371 Florida sportsmen and women delivered a letter to members of Florida’s congressional delegation today calling on them to support full-funding and reauthorization for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).
The August 2018 edition of Car and Driver features an informative and beneficial primer on wildlife crossings titled “Roadkill.” The Florida Wildlife Federation has an ongoing campaign to secure wildlife crossings across Southwest Florida and to promote habitat connectivity among the region’s public and private conservation lands. With increasing human growth and development patterns, our Southwest Florida office has a focus on comprehensive land use planning and limiting transportation impacts on wildlife.