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.)

WEC285/UW330 Effects of Oil Spills on Marine and Coastal Wildlife

WEC285, a 4-page fact sheet by Holly K. Ober, provides an overview of direct and indirect effects of oil spills on wildlife, factors influencing the degree of impact, susceptibility of various types of wildlife, and the history of oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, May 2010.

FOR182/FR247 Forest Management in the Interface: Wildlife

FOR-182, a 7-page illustrated fact sheet by Jim Parkhurst and Martha Monroe, highlights key wildlife management issues in interface forests and provides background information on potential conflicts. Includes references. Published by the UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation, October 2008.

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.