List the Florida Panther as Critically Endangered

  • By: Animal Advocates
  • Target: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

Another Florida Panther has died as a result of being hit by a vehicle, making it 9 deaths 2013, six from collisions. Last year, 25 died,- most from vehicle strikes. The most recent was a 10 year old breeding female.

Scientists estimate there may be as few as 100 Florida panthers left, making it one of the most critically endangered animals in the world. It was formerly considered Critically Endangered by the IUCN, but it has not been listed since 2008.

With the population as low as 100,- and 25 deaths last year- that means 1/4 of the species was lost, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has found no solution to protect the animals from the threats they face, largely due to habitat loss, habitat degradation, habitat fragmentation and developement within their home range.

We ask that the Florida Panther be once again listed as Critically Endangered, and that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission advocate for such listing.

SOURCE: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/04/29/3371011/9th-panther-death-of-2013-reported.html

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Office of the Executive Director, Nick Wiley
Assistant Executive Director, Greg Holder
Chief of Staff , Karen Ventimiglia
Chief Financial Officer, Charlotte Jerrett
Farris Bryant Building
620 S. Meridian St.
Tallahassee, FL
Fax: 32399-1600
Phone: 850-487-3796

Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
100 Eighth Avenue SE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Another Florida Panther has died as a result of being hit by a vehicle, making it 9 deaths 2013, six from collisions. Last year, 25 died,- most from vehicle strikes. The most recent was a 10 year old breeding female.


Scientists estimate there may be as few as 100 Florida panthers left, making it one of the most critically endangered animals in the world. It was formerly considered Critically Endangered by the IUCN, but it has not been listed since 2008.


With the population as low as 100,- and 25 deaths last year- that means 1/4 of the species was lost, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has found no solution to protect the animals from the threats they face, largely due to habitat loss, habitat degradation, habitat fragmentation and developement within their home range.


We ask that the Florida Panther be once again listed as Critically Endangered, and that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission advocate for such listing.


SOURCE: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/04/29/3371011/9th-panther-death-of-2013-reported.html


Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Office of the Executive Director, Nick Wiley
Assistant Executive Director, Greg Holder
Chief of Staff , Karen Ventimiglia
Chief Financial Officer, Charlotte Jerrett
Farris Bryant Building
620 S. Meridian St.
Tallahassee, FL
Fax: 32399-1600
Phone: 850-487-3796


Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
100 Eighth Avenue SE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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