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Florida Cabinet Approves Conservation Purchases to Protect 3,000 Acres in Everglades Headwaters NWR

Today, August 16th, the Florida Cabinet approved the purchases of two significant conservation properties that will protect more than 3,000 acres of pristine habitat within the Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Partnership Area. These purchases will be made …

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A Community Comes Together to Conserve their Precious Wildlife: the Endangered Key Deer

The endangered key deer population in the Florida Keys is facing a new threat that has already wiped out nearly 15% of the population since July – the new-world screwworm. New-world screwworms can infect livestock and warm-blooded animals, which also …

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Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge – A South Florida Jewel

Nestled snugly between South Florida’s sugarcane fields to the west and Palm Beach’s polo grounds to the east is a natural oasis of wet prairies, sloughs, saw grass, and tree islands. An aerial view of South Florida will reveal an …

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Guest Blog: Ranchers Play Important Role in Florida’s Conservation

By: David “Lefty” Durando Cattle ranchers care about Florida’s natural lands and wildlife, and being good stewards is extremely important to us. My family has been in the ranching business in Central and South Florida since the mid-1800s, and we …

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Working in Paradise

  For many college students and recent graduates, it’s hard to build a resume without a job and it’s hard to get a job without a resume. For aspiring conservation leaders, we wanted to address that problem. Through our Spirit …

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Celebrating Success at the Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area

Sen. Bill Nelson and Rep. Patrick Murphy were among the Florida dignitaries on hand at the Adams Ranch in Fort Pierce today to celebrate the completion of the first set of conservation easements to be added to the Everglades Headwaters …

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Important Conservation Easements Established in Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area

More than 5,300 acres of lands have been added, thanks to several recent conservation partnerships formed by Florida ranchers, sportsmen, state and federal agencies and non-profits.

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Manatees Huddle by the Hundreds at Three Sisters Springs

This manatee spring break party, of sorts, began on Monday as the docile mammals moved to the springs’ warmer waters. With its constant temperature of 72 degrees Fahrenheit, Three Sisters Springs is the perfect spot for manatees seeking refuge from the cold.

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Birding Community E-Bulletin: August 2015

This Birding Community E-bulletin is being distributed to active and concerned birders, those dedicated to the joys of birding and the protection of birds and their habitats. This issue is sponsored by the producers of superb quality birding binoculars and …

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What is Your Favorite Wildlife Refuge to Visit?

From the splashing bright blue waters on the shores of Hawaii, to the dry beautiful desert in Nevada, there is something for everyone in the Refuge System. So, in honor of National Travel and Tourism Week, we thought we’d take …

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