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Don’t Leave Florida’s Springs Out to Dry

6/24/2013 // By Glenn Watkins

Once upon a time, in a swampy, far away land, there were crystal clear natural springs that mesmerized visitors traveling to Florida from miles and miles away. Before the wonderful world of Disney was constructed atop the headwaters of the […] Read more >

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Dunk City’s Dark Side: Florida Gulf Coast University Built on Desperately-Needed Panther Habitat

3/29/2013 // By Miles Grant

Will Florida Gulf Coast University basketball’s success brings renewed attention to the need to protect the Florida panther habitat that their school was literally founded on? Read more >

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Twenty-Five Years in the Mud: How a Quirky Little Fish Changed My Life

3/21/2013 // By Guest Author

Sometimes it is the smallest things that are life-changing: the simple act of placing four little fish in a bucket led to over 25 years of research and insights into the remarkable life of a very unusual fish. Read more >

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Protecting Florida’s Manatees from Harmful “Red Tide”

3/19/2013 // By Glenn Watkins

Basking in the south Florida sun, a skimboarder turned to my friends on the beach and eloquently stated, “Bro, your girls are getting eaten by manatees.” While those who know anything about manatees would know we weren’t in any danger […] Read more >

Florida Students Gather to Push for Climate Change Legislation

2/26/2013 // By Guest Author

On February 19th, two days after the largest climate rally in history took place in Washington, D.C., guest blogger Victoria Griener and a large group of her fellow students led a local protest at the University of South Florida to keep […] Read more >

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President Obama Golfs With Oil Execs During Weekend of Climate Rally

2/21/2013 // By Kendall Mackey

When it Comes to Climate, Wildlife Supporters Advocate for Birdies NOT Bogeys This past weekend, something remarkable happened — more than 35,000 people came to Washington D.C. from all over the country to make sure President Obama heard our message: […] Read more >

Miami blue butterfly on Bahia Honda in 2003. This species was last seen on the island in January 2010. Photo: J. Glassberg.

Invaders in Paradise

1/17/2013 // By Bruce Stein

Every family has holiday traditions. Our tradition for the past several years has been to pack up the kayaks and fishing gear and spend the holidays camping in the Florida Keys at Bahia Honda State Park. Known to most for […] Read more >

A white heron with a tiny catch. Flickr photo by Marc Banks.

NWF Urges Justices to Maintain Florida Wetlands Protections

1/14/2013 // By Jan Goldman-Carter

This week the U.S. Supreme Court hears another case challenging protections for wetlands: Koontz v. Saint John’s River Water Management District. This challenge, brought by the Pacific Legal Foundation and a landowner named Coy Koontz, intentionally pits Florida’s wetland protections […] Read more >

3 Ways to Help Manatees in Florida

10/25/2012 // By Kelly Wagner

Florida manatees are graceful creatures that have fascinated people for centuries, but currently pollution and coastal development are damaging their habitat. Manatees can be found swimming in the warm waterways and coastline of Florida, eating sea grass for up to […] Read more >

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Photo of the Day: Owl Yoga

10/3/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

A burrowing owl stretches near its den after a storm   Photo by Flickr member Moments In Nature by Joshua Clark See more of Moments In Nature by Joshua Clark’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We […] Read more >