With an incredible 20 million people already living there, Florida is one of the fastest-developing states in the country. Working on the HCP is a great opportunity to make sure new development doesn’t lead to the loss of important habitat, and to set an example for other landowners throughout the southeast.
Posts By: Elizabeth Fleming
For Florida panthers to survive, the growing population must move north. But in that direction lies a landscape criss-crossed with miles of roads. And as far too many of these endangered panthers have learned over the years, they are no match for a speeding car.
Green sea turtles are having a great nesting season at Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge! But as this species continues on its road to recovery, it’s vital that we continue to protect important nesting habitat.
Manatees depend on warm water habitat in the winter, so they gather in warm springs like Three Sisters Springs in the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. But too much commotion can drive them back out into the cold waters and away from the warmer areas they need.
Leatherback sea turtles are the largest in the world – and sadly, they’re endangered. Learn about these incredible animals and see what you can do to help.