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Funding the Next Generation of Florida Conservationists

By: Kyle Grammatica Youth from Columbia County, Florida are getting involved in wildlife conservation thanks to a $4,500 grant from the Foundation. To foster the exploration of Florida’s wetlands, the grant helped establish a Suwannee River Ducks Unlimited Youth Chapter and a wood duck breeding program. As part of the program, the Fort White High […]

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Investigating Florida’s Warming Waters

By: Kyle Grammatica A team of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) researchers have been investigating the reef communities found on hard-bottom ledges in the Gulf of Mexico thanks to a grant from the Foundation. These ledges were once the ancient limestone shorelines of Florida. Now, they are vertical drop-offs along the ocean floor […]

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We Have Some Big News

By: Kyle Grammatica We are thrilled to share our redesigned Conserve Wildlife license plate with you! The plate, affectionately called the “bear plate,” has generated over $9,500,000 for conservation since 2000. With the new design, we hope to fund even more innovative projects! Defenders of Wildlife was instrumental in the establishment of the original plate, […]

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Living with Alligators

By: Kyle Grammatica Alligators have inhabited Florida’s marshes, swamps, rivers, and lakes for many centuries, and are found in all 67 counties. As Florida’s population has grown, so has the desire for waterfront homes and water-related activities. All result in more frequent interactions between humans and alligators, and increase the potential for conflict. Here are […]

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It’s Almost Florida WildQuest Time!

By: Kyle Grammatica Grab some water, sunscreen, and your smartphone, and get ready for a one-of-a-kind scavenger hunt around Florida! From May 1st to May 9th, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting Florida WildQuest, a unique scavenger hunt for all ages at Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) around the state. The smartphone-based […]

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