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Month: April 2020

Florida felines find Foundation funding

Tallahassee, FL (April 30, 2020) – The nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida has announced a $150,000 grant to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to research the cause of a debilitating neuromuscular disorder afflicting Florida’s panthers and bobcats. The disorder, termed feline leukomyelopathy (FLM), was first recognized in 2018 around Corkscrew […]

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The Abundance of Florida’s Space Coast

By: Kyle Grammatica Florida’s Space Coast has an abundance of parks, preserves, and wildlife refuges to explore! Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1963 as an overlay of NASA’s John F Kennedy Space Center for the protection of migratory birds. The refuge consists of 140,000 acres covering a […]

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Foundation funds innovative use of mussels to restore Lake Trafford

Tallahassee, FL (April 28, 2020) – The nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida recently announced a $65,000 grant to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to restore native freshwater mussels in Lake Trafford, located in Collier County. In the late 1990s, Lake Trafford was inundated with non-native hydrilla, which led to the […]

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Study seeks to understand the tropicalization of Florida’s waters

Tallahassee, FL (April 23, 2020) – The nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida announced a $45,000 grant to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to better understand the marine environment off Florida’s west coast. In a previous study, FWC scientists discovered the presence of Caribbean Pederson cleaner shrimp (Ancylomenes pedersoni) associated with […]

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Florida’s most endangered bird receives critical support

Tallahassee, FL (April 21, 2020) – The nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida announced a $140,000 grant to prevent extinction of North America’s – and Florida’s — most endangered bird, the Florida grasshopper sparrow. No more than 30 nesting pairs of sparrows remain in the wild, according to federal and state biologists. This represents […]

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