Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition

Environment and Science
12:51 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition At Archbold Biological Station

WFIT has been following the ongoing Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition on an outdoor adventure through the sunshine state. This team of conservationists is showcasing some of the state's unique landscapes while stressing the need for contiguity of wild and pastoral places. 

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Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition
7:00 am
Fri February 17, 2012

Signs Of Panthers On The Trail

Panther and cub

WFIT has been following the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition through the southern portion of the journey. Now the expedition is approaching Central Florida, and crossing through what crew member Carlton Ward Jr. calls, "An area of statewide and national concern."

Keeping the connection between South and North Florida is vital to the Florida panther, as these large carnivores need travel routes to find food and mates.

Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition
11:59 am
Wed February 8, 2012

Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition Biologist Weighs In On Problematic Pythons In The Everglades

WFIT is following the 1000-mile Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition, which runs until Earth Day.

In this special segment, Carson Cooper of sister station WUSF talks with one expedition member about the invasive exotic that’s been causing native animal populations to plummet in South Florida.

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Environment and Science
1:47 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

From The Florida Wildlife Corridor Project: Protecting Habitat For Florida’s Large Mammals

Florida Black Bear, Highlands County
Photo by Carlton Ward Jr. http://www.floridawildlifecorridor.org/

Black bears and panthers are two of Florida’s imperiled wildlife species. Both are facing a daunting obstacle to their survival: habitat fragmentation caused by development like roadways, subdivisions and shopping malls. By isolating habitats, human expansion jeopardizes genetic diversity in wildlife populations. Disease and hereditary defects are often the result.

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Nature and the Environment
8:30 am
Fri January 20, 2012

WFIT Covers The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition

http://www.floridawildlifecorridor.org/

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.

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