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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.

Recovery for one of North America’s most endangered birds reaches historic milestone

St. Petersburg, FL (July 8, 2022) — It was not the most dramatic animal release of all time, but it was a dramatic milestone for one of North America’s most endangered birds. On June 1, the 501st grasshopper sparrow completed its journey from White Oak Conservation with 12 friends, flew out of its enclosure and […]

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Fox Rock Foundation makes major gift to Florida’s manatees

St. Petersburg, FL (May 17, 2022) — Fox Rock Foundation has announced million-dollar gifts to the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida and Save the Manatee Club. Both are nonprofit organizations undertaking critical work to protect the Florida manatee and its habitat following two seasons of record-breaking manatee mortalities in the state. Fox Rock Foundation […]

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Kent Shoemaker joins foundation board

St. Petersburg, FL (May 9, 2022) – Kent Shoemaker, CEO of Lipman Family Farms, has been appointed to the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida’s board of directors at its April meeting. Foundation board chair Carlos Alfonso welcomed Shoemaker to the three-year appointment, citing his enthusiasm for the outdoors as an asset. “We are thrilled […]

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Boat Show Announces $300,000 Donation to Marine Life Conservation

West Palm Beach, Fla. (March 29, 2022) – It was anchors aweigh for the Palm Beach International Boat Show, as elected officials and event stakeholders gathered on the West Palm Beach waterfront for the show’s opening ceremony. The boat show also hosted an exclusive luncheon for business leaders in the Blue Heron Ballroom at The […]

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Making meals for manatees this new year

St. Petersburg, FL (January 4, 2022) The state’s iconic marine mammal received a surprise gift for the new year. A coalition of partners is rapidly responding to provide a meal for Florida’s manatees along the Atlantic Coast. The nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida announced that it is fundraising to support the Florida Fish […]

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