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.
Due to the coronavirus issue, it has been decided to cancel the Florida Wildlife Federation Annual Awards Banquet scheduled for June 6, 2020 at Hutchinson Island. The Awards Banquet is a tradition going back many, many years in which conservation leaders from across the state are recognized for their contributions to the protection of our natural resources. We plan to have the 2021 Awards Banquet next summer at the same location and with the same award winners.
Gopher tortoises are found in all 67 counties across Florida and have been on the planet for 60 million years!
During this time of uncertainty and social distancing due to the COVID-19 virus, we want to wish all FWF members and supporters the best of health. Please be safe, wash your hands and stay at least six feet from others.
Call for 2020 Board Director Nominations
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.
In November 2014, Floridians voted overwhelmingly in support of Amendment 1, the Water and Land Legacy Amendment, the purpose of which was to fund Florida Forever and other land and water conservation programs.
Please urge the Governor to VETO HB 7103.
Ask him to VETO Senate BILL 7068, the toll roads bill.