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Manatee swimming near school of fish

Foundation Receives $70,000 Grant from The Nature Conservancy for Manatee Habitat Restoration

St. Petersburg, FL (August 6, 2019) –The Nature Conservancy in Florida (TNC) has awarded the non-profit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida $70,000 for improving manatee habitat at Warm Mineral Springs Creek in North Port, FL. Every fall, manatees congregate in Florida’s warmest waters, usually in natural springs or near the outflow of power plants. […]

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Myakka River's Wood Storks

Wood Stork Signage Erected at Myakka River Critical Wildlife Area

St. Petersburg, FL (July 25, 2019) – A grant from the Campbell Family of Denver, CO and Punta Gorda, FL funded two new interpretative panels for an important nesting colony of wood storks and other wading birds along the lower Myakka River in Sarasota County.  One of 18 Critical Wildlife Areas (CWA) designated or re-established […]

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grasshopper sparrow

Foundation Increases Funding for Florida Grasshopper Sparrows

Tallahassee, FL (May 2, 2019) – The nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida awarded nearly $83,000 to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to support captive breeding of the endangered Florida grasshopper sparrow. This funding follows two previous grants totaling $45,000. The project will focus on caring for the captive flock at […]

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Black Bear looking at trap

Foundation Awards Grant for Bear Monitoring

Tallahassee, FL (April 30, 2019) – The nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida awarded more than $16,000 in a grant to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to remotely monitor bear activity. The FWC conducts over 300 trapping efforts a year to reduce and resolve human-bear conflicts. Adding the most advanced motion-activated […]

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Turtle laying on log

Foundation Awards $30,000 to Understand Turtle Deaths

Tallahassee, FL (April 25, 2019) – The nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida announced a $30,000 grant to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) for freshwater turtle disease research. The project will investigate the deaths of freshwater turtles in the St. Johns River watershed. Since March 2018, an unprecedented 300 sick or […]

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