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CONSERVATIONISTS MOVE TO BLOCK LAST MINUTE DEAL BETWEEN SUGAR COMPANIES AND WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

CONSERVATIONISTS MOVE TO BLOCK LAST MINUTE DEAL BETWEEN SUGAR COMPANIES AND WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

Sweetheart deal between Sugar Giant and Water Management District could thwart reservoir to divert contaminated Lake Okeechobee water
ACT NOW TO HELP SAVE THE FLORIDA PANTHER!

ACT NOW TO HELP SAVE THE FLORIDA PANTHER!

Please tell FWS "I strongly support landscape scale habitat conservation planning efforts to provide vital linkages through private lands to public conservation lands in the region." This will help save our panther for future generations.
Protecting the Florida Panther through Habitat Conservation Planning

Protecting the Florida Panther through Habitat Conservation Planning

The Florida panther, with its long-tailed and pale brown fur, is a symbol of wild Florida. This cat once roamed across the entire southeastern United States, but human population growth has, and continues to, destroy, degrade, and fragment their habitat. Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) estimates there may be as few as 120-230 adult panthers left in South Florida.
Florida Votes to Ban Off-Shore Oil Drilling

Florida Votes to Ban Off-Shore Oil Drilling

Florida voters today adopted an amendment to the state constitution that prohibits oil drilling in the state's territorial sea. As a result, drilling for oil or gas is now permanently prohibited within 10.5 miles of the Gulf Coast and 3.5 miles of the Atlantic Coast. The amendment was initially proposed by Florida Wildlife Federation as a voter initiative and then revised and presented to the Florida Constitutional Revision Commission.
Hunters and Anglers Keep Their Eyes on the Senate as Land and Water Conservation Fund Expire

Hunters and Anglers Keep Their Eyes on the Senate as Land and Water Conservation Fund Expire

371 Florida sportsmen and women delivered a letter to members of Florida’s congressional delegation today calling on them to support full-funding and reauthorization for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).
Support the Land and Water Conservation Fund which will expire on September 30, 2018

Support the Land and Water Conservation Fund which will expire on September 30, 2018

The Florida Wildlife Federation supports full funding and permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund
Trouble in Paradise - Six Key Issues to Tackle Florida's Environmental Challenges

Trouble in Paradise - Six Key Issues to Tackle Florida's Environmental Challenges

Now more than ever, Florida needs strong, bold, and decisive leaders. Leaders with vision and dedication. Leaders with the best interests of Florida at heart. Our quality of life and Florida’s very economy depend on it.
Conservation 20/20: Lee County’s Legacy

Conservation 20/20: Lee County’s Legacy

By Meredith Barnard, Marisa Carrozzo, and Brad Cornell
ACTION ALERT! July 14 - Rally to stop the destruction of conservation land in St. Johns County!

ACTION ALERT! July 14 - Rally to stop the destruction of conservation land in St. Johns County!

Protect Julington-Durbin Creek Preserve!
FWF Praises Sam and Betty Shine

FWF Praises Sam and Betty Shine

In recognition of the extraordinary generosity of philanthropists Sam and Betty Shine, the Florida Wildlife Federation (FWF) has expressed their deepest thanks. The Shines have recently donated a critical tract of land, over 6,000 acres in size, to the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge south of Tallahassee on the Gulf of Mexico. This is just the latest Florida conservation project that the Shines have aided in.