A Pivot Point for Florida Panthers: Florida panthers have a greater chance to thrive due to the support of people like you. In 2012, The Nature Conservancy protected one of the single most important pieces of property for their survival. Without protection of this critical land, panthers would likely have suffered significant habitat loss.
A New National Wildlife Refuge in the Greater Everglades: Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area, the first national wildlife refuge in Florida in more than 15 years, was established on property protected and donated by the Conservancy.
Inspiring Youth in Nature: A “life-changing” experience is how four Atlanta high school students characterized their LEAF internship this summer at our Disney Wilderness Preserve near Orlando.
Returning Fish to Rivers: We are removing obstacles and enhancing access to native spawning grounds in 16 Southeastern rivers. This not only makes fish more abundant in Florida rivers and throughout the Southeast, it also strengthens Gulf of Mexico fisheries.
Ocean Mapping: The Nature Conservancy is developing innovative new mapping technology that will depict the most comprehensive picture of near-shore marine environments – from Maine to the Florida Keys. The technology is already protecting marine life.
Florida Secures $80 million More for Working Lands: The Nature Conservancy has had a leading role in bringing $269 million to Florida to protect 73,000 acres over the last three years, a direct result of 20 years of outreach to ranchers, relationships built with agencies, and the work of the multi-discipline Northern Everglades team.
Nursery Corals to Strengthen Reefs: Florida’s reefs are under extreme stress. A massive coral planting is underway in our underwater nurseries to revitalize Florida’s entire reef system —25,000 new corals stretching from St. Lucie Inlet to Dry Tortugas National Park. This extensive replanting of corals will return the reef ’s ability to renew and sustain itself.
Best of Florida: Your support allows us to preserve Florida’s diverse range of natural places. From the shores of Blowing Rocks Preserve on Jupiter Island, to the pine forest and bluffs of Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve near Tallahassee, nature thrives in Conservancy preserves. Join us as we make Florida a better place to live