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1,000th Florida Grasshopper Sparrow Released

As the sun rose over the central Florida prairie on July 16th, history unfolded. A tiny bird, the 1,000th conservation-bred Florida grasshopper sparrow, took its first tentative hop into the wild, marking a significant milestone for one of North America’s most endangered birds. This special sparrow, accompanied by nine others,

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Celebrating Accessibility to Wild Florida

Did you know that July is Disability Pride Month to honor America's first comprehensive civil rights law for people with disabilities on July 26, 1990? Our Foundation is committed to ensuring all have access to the outdoors. In 2021, we funded a wheelchair and hearing accessible glass bottom boat to

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Spiny Lobsters: The Unexpected Champions of Coral Conservation

In an increasingly urgent battle to save Florida’s Coral Reef, a surprising hero has emerged: the spiny lobster. Recent research by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has uncovered that these lobsters play a crucial role in protecting corals from predators. The researchers found that spiny lobsters act

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41 Federally Threatened Eastern Indigo Snakes Released

For the eighth consecutive year, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Florida and partners, including our Foundation, released 41 young eastern indigo snakes at TNC’s Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve (ABRP). Through a collaborative program to return the native, non-venomous apex predator to the region, the multi-partner effort reintroduces the federally

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Grants at Work: Sandspurs v. Black Skimmer

Sandspurs: the bane of the beachgoers existence. But an FWC study, in conjunction with Audubon and Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve funded by our Foundation, may prove these stickers are more than just annoying to humans; they could be cause for alarm for the black skimmer bird. The project

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Grants at Work: 2023 Bear License Plate Grants

Our Conserve Wildlife license plate is more than just a striking addition to your vehicle. $25 annually from each plate is used by our Foundation to benefit a wide variety of native Florida species and habitats, as well as confront invasive species like the Burmese python. Thanks to the generosity

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Grants at Work: Spring into Spring(s)!

While Florida conjures up images of pristine beaches and white sugar sand for people around the world, our freshwater springs are aquamarine jewels enjoyed by locals and tourists in the know. Springs tourism generates over $90 million dollars annually in the Santa Fe region alone. Some of Florida’s iconic wildlife,

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Eastern Dry Rocks Coral Rescue Mission

As Florida’s summer weather brought a devastating coral bleaching event to south Florida, researchers across the Florida Keys began scrambling to save our coral reef. To make matters worse, the marine heatwave doesn’t discriminate against its victims: naturally occurring or lab-grown, both coral types are at risk. In some areas

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