Join the Everglades Challenge

Help us protect Florida panther and other endangered species by matching a $30,000 donation to NWRA within the next 60 days!

Florida panther | NPS
Thanks to your support NWRA and our partners were able to establish the boundaries for a new wildlife refuge that will protect habitat for Florida panthers. | NPS

The New Refuge

Thanks to your support, NWRA and our partners were able to help establish boundaries for the new Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area this year. With the creation of this new wildlife refuge there is enormous opportunity to protect some of the most important habitat for the Florida panther and other imperiled wildlife species – up to 150,000 acres.  However, only 10 acres have been protected as part of the new wildlife refuge- we need your support to help us protect the next 149,990 acres.

The Challenge

NWRA has been challenged to match a $30,000 donation in support of our Northern Everglades conservation program within the next 60 days. You can help us meet this challenge and match the $30,000 donation during the next 60 days. This effort is critical to the new refuge’s future and to building an enduring legacy for one of America’s most amazing natural places. If we don’t act now we may lose this land to development- losing critical Florida panther habitat with it.

The Future

Eventually the new refuge and conservation area will protect an important migration corridor for the critically-endangered Florida panther as well as habitat for other plants and animals. The conservation area will also benefit people- by helping to protect freshwater sources for millions in south Florida, sustaining traditional land use by partnering landowners, and by providing lands for outdoor recreational opportunities like photography, hunting, fishing and birding.

But we need your help to make this a reality. Only 10 acres have been protected as part of the new wildlife refuge so far. We need your support to help us protect the next 149,990 acres.

Join the Everglades Challenge. Your tax-deductible donation of $25, $50, $100 or more can make all the difference towards reaching $30,000 in 60 days. Donate today!

Match a $30,000 donation to help protect the Everglades | Reed Bowman, Archbold Biological Station

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