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WHY SAVE THE CORRIDOR?

Protecting Florida’s Diverse Wildlife

The network of habitat connections which sustain our best wild places is at risk. If we wish to save wild Florida, and the 200 imperiled species it supports, including our beloved Florida panther, we must protect the Florida Wildlife Corridor.

Florida’s population is growing fast, adding a million new residents every three years. The growth puts a strain on natural resources and habitat connections.

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WHAT’S AT STAKE?

Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Mammals, Insects, Plants and More.

Watch The Wild Divide

Our latest Expedition short film

By horseback, foot, and paddleboard three friends trek across Florida’s imperiled backbone. The Lake Wales Ridge is an ancient ribbon of sand dunes that is a hotspot for biodiversity found nowhere else in the world. It is also a place steeped in a long tradition of agricultural heritage. Both are threatened by the rapid pace of change in Florida’s wild interior. But can the backbone be held together? To experience this place and to meet the passionate stewards who call it home offers insight and inspiration on how we may one day bridge The Wild Divide.

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What is a “Friend”raiser?

With 1,000 new residents moving to Florida every day, development and transportation infrastructure are consuming natural and agricultural lands at a rate of 20 acres per hour. Roads like Interstate 4, while vital to the movement of people, create hard barriers to the movement of wildlife and water.

The remaining wild areas between Tampa and Orlando are quickly becoming isolated. Only three potential natural connection points remain linking the Everglades Headwaters south of I-4 to the Green Swamp north of I-4. As the two most extensive wetlands in the state, they provide freshwater flow to nearly 15 million Floridians.

The mission of the 2018 Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition was to navigate and document one chokepoint of the Corridor that can possibly still be saved. By exploring this narrow, but critical, connection we issue a call to action for additional conservation to protect and restore this remaining wild thread within a growing urban interface.

WHAT WE DO

About the Organization

Our Mission is to champion a collaborative campaign to permanently connect, protect and restore the Florida Wildlife Corridor. We combine conservation science with compelling imagery and rich storytelling to heighten the visibility of the Florida Wildlife Corridor and inspire its protection. Through education and citizen engagement, the Florida Wildlife Corridor advocates for the protection of the missing links needed to connect conservation lands in the Corridor. Our efforts elevate the tremendous work of our many conservation partners. Our Florida Wildlife Corridor Expeditions result in documentaries, books, videos and vivid photographic presentations that introduce these natural areas to Florida residents and visitors of all ages.

Conservation Science

Gaining knowledge & understanding to protect Florida’s endangered species.

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Raising awareness through exclusive imagery & award-winning documentaries.

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    Connecting to Protect Our Precious Ecosystem

    The Florida Wildlife Corridor organization champions the public and partner support needed to permanently connect, protect and restore the Florida Wildlife Corridor – a statewide network of lands and waters that supports wildlife and people. Our organization has trekked 1,000 miles across Florida – twice – to demonstrate the need and opportunity to connect wild places in Florida.

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    Raising Awareness Through Community Involvement

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    The Florida Wildlife Corridor seeks to bring partners and people together to accomplish the shared goal of permanently connecting, protecting and restoring the Corridor. With your donation, we will develop engaging outreach and educational programming for youth and adults, deliver key messages to citizens and officials to increase conservation funding, and aggressively pursue conservation and restoration in priority locations within the Corridor.

    All donations to the Florida Wildlife Corridor are tax-deductible and go directly to the Florida Wildlife Corridor public awareness campaign.

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