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In Need of Rescue: Florida Coral Rescue Center Established to Help Save Florida Reefs

  Orlando, FL (April 14, 2021) – A diverse group of coral reef management and conservation leaders has banded together to respond to an environmental crisis and save Florida’s coral reefs. The Orlando-based Florida Coral Rescue Center (FCRC) is a state-of-the-art facility established for gene banking and care of Florida corals rescued from reefs not yet […]

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Foundation Awards Exemplary FWC Employees

Tallahassee, FL (April 7, 2021) – Two Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) employees received awards for their exemplary work from the nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida at FWC’s Commission meeting in Tallahassee on February 25, 2021. FWC Chief Information Officer Glenda Atkinson was awarded the 2020 Rodney Barreto FWC Employee of […]

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Helping panthers through trail therapy

St. Petersburg, FL (January 29, 2021) – Steve Fugate is practicing trail therapy. After losing his son to suicide and daughter to an accidental overdose, the Vero Beach, Florida native started walking to escape his pain. But walking in nature did more than provide an escape, it taught him lessons about grief, healing and mental […]

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Foundation helps make Silver Springs accessible to all

Tallahassee, FL (January 19, 2021) – A grandmother ushers a group of children to the ramp, excited to board one of the iconic 1960’s era glass bottom boats and share the wonders of Silver Springs. Instead of disembarking full of a new appreciation for nature, the group leaves disappointed. The reason: the boat could not […]

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Manatees’ mysteries uncovered thanks to foundation grant

Tallahassee, FL (January 11 , 2021) – Despite their popularity, Florida manatees’ movements remain a mystery, especially in the Ocklawaha and Silver River. Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute (CMARI) will be seeking answers thanks to two grants from the nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida totaling $39,970. The threatened Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) […]

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