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White-tailed Deer: Hunting & Conservation

When it comes to successful conservation efforts, the white-tailed deer may not be the first species that comes to mind. After all, the current population is estimated at over 30 million individuals in the contiguous United States. For all their adaptability, it’s hard to believe at one point the Florida population was pushed to the […]

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Phoebe’s Mission to Save Manatees

For Phoebe Weseley, a proud Florida resident, it was the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge that sparked her deep-rooted appreciation of wild Florida.  “I couldn’t believe how a place like that can exist right off the highway in south Florida! It is an oasis for humans, birds, and mammals alike,” Phoebe remarked. She […]

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Tiny But Mighty: Grant-Supported Study on Pollinators & Prescribed Burns

We all know how important pollinator species are to our ecosystems. Most pollinators, such as butterflies, bees, and beetles, are considered keystone species. This means they indicate the health of an ecosystem and without them, hundreds of species would die. Despite their size, they are invaluable. Until recently, research on the effects of prescribed burns […]

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FLM: Tracking an Unseen Killer

The Florida panther has always fought an uphill battle. After being hunted to near extinction, today’s panther population faces countless threats, including habitat fragmentation and vehicle collisions. FWC estimates only 120-230 adult panthers exist, primarily in southwest Florida. In 2021 alone, FWC recorded 27 panther deaths, most of which were attributed to vehicle collisions.  Panthers […]

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Our Year in Review

Thanks to COVID-19, we have deepened our appreciation for the majesty and solace nature offers. With room to socially distance, outdoor spaces provided us with open-air oases in 2021. As the year comes to an end, we want to reflect on how our Foundation, partners, and donors like you helped protect and preserve wild Florida. […]

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