Expeditions and Documentaries

Exploration is part of our DNA

THE INSPIRATION

How a bear inspired a movement

Our expeditions were inspired by the movements of a young male Florida black bear, M34. When scientists first caught him, M34 didn’t seem remarkable for anything other than for being a black bear making a living in south-central Florida. He was 2 ½ years old, weighing less than 200 lbs. His amazing journey highlighted the importance of agricultural and ranch land for conservation and outlined the potential perils animals must face when crossing through tricky human developments, like roadways, and underscored the important role connected conservation land can play for the health of so many species.

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The Journey Continues

Protecting Florida’s Most Precious Lands

Our expeditions and subsequent films in 2012 and 2015 laid the foundation for this work with a robust media campaign to share the Corridor concept and vision. Since then, we’ve revisited different chokepoints along the Corridor that are in danger of severing the Corridor forever.

Each expedition we embark on has been tailored to better understand the landscape of the Corridor. We seek out scientists, land managers, ranchers, farmers, and the outdoor recreational community who know the land and depend on it. At its core, the Corridor is a story of connections, and our expeditions are the embodiment of a search to uncover the most important connections that can mean the difference between preservation or loss of the global treasure that is the Florida Wildlife Corridor. We capture the journey of each expedition through documentaries to share the stories of wild Florida with the public.

The Wild Divide

2019 Ranch To Ridge

The Lake Wales Ridge is a global hotspot of biodiversity, containing the greatest concentration of local endemic species in Eastern North America.

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The Last Green Thread

2018 Heartland to Headwaters

Only three potential natural connection points remain that can link the Everglades Headwaters south of Interstate-4 to the Green Swamp north of Interstate-4.

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The Forgotten Coast

2015 Glades to Gulf

Mapping the Corridor east to west to capture another critical 1000 mile segment connecting Florida to the forests and rivers of the Gulf States.  

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1000 Miles in 100 Days

2012 Everglades to Okefenokee

Mapping the geographic Florida Wildlife Corridor south to north to raise awareness of its existence and the dire need to connect, protect and restore it.

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EXPLORE THE MAP

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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