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).
Now more than ever, Florida needs strong, bold, and decisive leaders. Leaders with vision and dedication. Leaders with the best interests of Florida at heart. Our quality of life and Florida’s very economy depend on it.
By Meredith Barnard, Marisa Carrozzo, and Brad Cornell
In recognition of the extraordinary generosity of philanthropists Sam and Betty Shine, the Florida Wildlife Federation (FWF) has expressed their deepest thanks. The Shines have recently donated a critical tract of land, over 6,000 acres in size, to the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge south of Tallahassee on the Gulf of Mexico. This is just the latest Florida conservation project that the Shines have aided in.