Habitat Requirements of the Florida Panther

UW390The Florida panther (Puma concolor coryi) was listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act in 1967. Habitat loss and fragmentation are primary threats, driven by urban development and the conversion of rangelands to row crops, citrus production, and mining. This 3-page fact sheet focuses on which habitats are most important for conservation of the Florida panther. Written by Elizabeth F. Pienaar and Elena C. Rubino, and published by the UF Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, October 2014. (Photo courtesy of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.)

WEC271/UW316 The Importance of Bottomland Hardwood Forests for Wildlife

WEC271, a 6-page illustrated fact sheet by Holly K. Ober, discusses the importance of seasonally flooded forests located along waterways, plants and wildlife of bottomland forests, and how to manage them for wildlife. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, November 2009.

WEC268/UW313 Isolated Wetlands and Breeding Amphibians

WEC268, a 4-page illustrated fact sheet by Taryn A. Sudol, Emma V. Willcox, and William Giuliano, explains what isolated wetlands are, why they are important, and how they can be managed for amphibians. Published by UF Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, September 2009.

WEC48/UW076 Laws that Protect Florida’s Wildlife

Revised! WEC-48, a 6-page fact sheet by Joe Schaefer, John Tucker, and Maia McGuire, summarizes laws and regulations at the Federal and State level that protect Florida’s wildlife, and how to report violations or wildlife emergencies. Published by the UF Department of Wildife Ecology and Conservation, October 2008.