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Month: August 2020

Getting Creative for Conservation

By: Kyle Grammatica Darrell Thompson, a resident of Pasco County, knew he needed a creative solution to save the gopher tortoises in his neighborhood. Thompson enjoys observing Florida’s wildlife on his daily walks, especially the nearby gopher tortoises. He became concerned when an underground construction company began encroaching on the tortoise’s burrows. Despite his efforts […]

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Supporting Wild Florida from Around the World

Wild Florida attracts millions of visitors each year from around the world. Whether it’s relaxing on sandy beaches, diving into clear springs, or searching for animals only found in the Sunshine State, there is something for everyone to fall in love with. Many visitors are inspired by the state’s natural wonders to donate to the […]

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Shark Week is Here

By: Kyle Grammatica It’s Shark Week! To celebrate, let’s examine the critical role sharks play in the ecosystem and learn more about some of Florida’s native shark species. The Importance of Sharks Sharks are apex predators at the top of their respective food chain. They regulate all other levels of the food chain, ensuring balance […]

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Species Spotlight: Florida Panther

Donate The puma once had the largest range of any land mammal in the Americas. The species was well adapted to a variety of habitats from forests to deserts, mountains to rainforests. Today, pumas are found in only half of their historic range, primarily in the mountain and desert regions of the western United States. […]

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