Florida

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 …

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Saving Coastal Fisheries and Habitat

Since 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has worked to conserve the nation’s wildlife and wild places. As part of our 80th anniversary celebration, we are recognizing important moments in our history …

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

In late February, more than 40 families joined together at Forest Lake Park in Cooper City, Florida to create 6 artificial burrows for its resident burrowing owls. Many of the …

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

Rays of Hope for Wildlife in 2014 Midterm Elections

The 2014 midterm elections brought progress for wildlife, from Florida’s panthers to Alaska’s wild salmon, despite some setbacks for friends of conservation. Much of the good news comes from state ballot …

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Pledge to Help Manatees in Florida

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

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

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Restoring the Everglades, Restoring the Gulf

The Everglades and the Gulf of Mexico have much in common: They are both American treasures that have suffered from a half-century’s worth of degradation, resulting in ecosystems that are …

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Post Thanksgiving: I’m Still Thankful, Especially for Florida

It has become a Fischer family tradition to spend Thanksgiving holiday in Daytona, Florida—I’m not too sure what palm trees and the beach have to do with turkey day, but …

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Artificial Reefs: Restoration Beyond Recreation?

Over the past few decades the five Gulf States have built artificial reefs both inshore and offshore with the aim of enhancing recreational fishing and diving opportunities. State and local …

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