When a rise in reported human and bear conflicts in 1999 threatened to give Florida black bears a bad rap, Defenders initiated the Annual Florida Black Bear Festival to teach the public ways to live responsibly in bear country. Twelve years later, they’re still at it!
Posts Categorized: Habitat Conservation
This month Florida legislators introduced a bill that would allow developers to build golf courses in state parks throughout the state. But public outcry at the ill-advised plan caused it to be withdrawn only a week later – just in time for Save the Florida Panther Week!
In order to help you make a difference, Defenders of Wildlife presents the Gulf Spill Recovery website: a tool that uses Google Earth to show where oil has impacted Gulf wildlife and coastal habitats, response steps already taken and how YOU can participate in recovery actions.