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Stay in the know on the latest developments in our organization and other issues that are critical to preserving wildlife in Florida.

Grant supports a “Mosaic” of conservation needs

St. Petersburg, FL (September 17, 2020) – The Mosaic Company is again teaming with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida to tackle pressing conservation needs. The latest Mosaic grant of over $25,000 marks a full decade of Mosaic support for the Foundation, said Foundation […]

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Study reveals new data about mysterious Florida turtles

Tallahassee, FL (September 9, 2020) – Turtles travel. A lot. That’s the conclusion of a new Jacksonville University study of the habitat needs of two of Florida’s most understudied turtles, Florida red-bellied cooter (Pseudemys nelson) and peninsula cooter (Pseudemys floridana peninsularis). Researchers tracked the habitat use of Wekiwa Springs by the turtles for approximately a […]

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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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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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