Planning ahead to stop road construction projects is vital to help protect wildlife in threatened areas.
Posts By: Elizabeth Fleming
Before Florida’s green sea turtles were protected under the Endangered Species Act in 1978, their numbers had plummeted. But less than 40 years later, this population is laying thousands of successful nests every year.
With a rapidly growing population, Florida has both tremendous wildlife diversity and mounting pressure from development. Among the species threatened by this growth is the Florida panther, the official (and endangered) state animal.
Last November, the death of a young Florida panther broke the all-time record set in 2012 of Florida panthers killed on roads.
Manatee Awareness Month is a time to bring attention to the protection of manatees and recognize their value to the ecosystem.