On January 17, four conservationists embark on a 1000 mile expedition to raise awareness about the Florida Wildlife Corridor opportunity area.
Photojournalist Carlton Ward Jr., bear biologist Joe Guthrie, conservationist Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, and cinematographer Elam Stoltzfus will navigate through waterways, wetlands, farmlands and forests, making their way from the Everglades toward Okefenokee National Forest in southern Georgia.
The expedition team aims to promote the protection of a statewide system of connected natural and rural lands, which provide habitat and migration pathways for some of Florida’s imperiled wildlife species, including panthers and black bears.
Media and dignitaries will join the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition team along the way, as they document their travels through photography, video, writing and radio reports.
WFIT will air reports on the progress of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition throughout the journey. This week, during Morning Edition and All Things Considered, hear segments of a recent interview with two of the expedition team members as they prepared to set out on this journey.