Florida

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Affiliate of the Week: Florida Wildlife Federation

In honor of our 80th Anniversary celebration throughout 2016, the National Wildlife Federation is recognizing each of our Affiliate Partners in a special “Affiliate of the Week” blog series that …

Although they’re typically elusive creatures, bobcats like this young cub have been spotted along the refuge’s trails.

Losing a National Treasure

The Arthur R Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is a prime example of what the northern Everglades once looked like – an intricate mosaic of wet prairies, sawgrass, sloughs, tree …

Manatees, found 1.5 miles inland after Hurricane Hermine in Sept. 2016, were rescued & released by Florida Fish & Wildlife (via Flickr)

As Matthew Hits Florida, Wildlife Among Many In Harm’s Way

As Hurricane Matthew hits Florida, the top priority is evacuating people from the danger zones and preparing communities for the storm’s impact. We’re grateful to the public officials, first responders, …

Algal blooms are a recurring problem in Florida. Here, algae coats a marina in 2012. Wikimedia photo.

Sportsmen To Congress: Protect America’s Everglades

The scene in South Florida this summer sounds like one out of a horror movie, but it’s all too real for Florida’s residents, sportsmen, and wildlife. Thick, smelly layers of …

Orlando Wetlands Park Sunrise

Saving Coastal Fisheries and Habitat

National Wildlife Week: Cooper City Creates a Home for Burrowing…

Florida Panther (Photo: Rodney Cammauf/National Park Service)

Rays of Hope for Wildlife in 2014 Midterm Elections

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Pledge to Help Manatees in Florida

Florida’s wildlife like manatees need our help on Election Day. Floridians can help protect habitat for endangered manatees by voting yes on Amendment 1, the Florida Water and Land Conservation …

The Preserve was the first approved “Waif Tortoise Recipient Site” in the state and in December 2011 we adopted 4 female gopher tortoises.  Photo from City of Oakland Park.

Threatened Gopher Tortoises Benefit from Florida Community Wildlife Habitat

Our amazing Garden for Wildlife volunteers in Oakland Park, FL are making a difference for the threatened gopher tortoise. The city, which is located in Broward County and is smack dab …

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Hatchery-raised Fish Cause Concern, Raise Need for More Research

A new study, recently released in the journal Aquaculture, highlights concerns that hatchery-raised trout appear to be slower than wild trout, making them more susceptible to predation once released. Scientists …

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