Posts Categorized: Southeast

Florida manatee, © Tracy Colson/USFWS

Hands Off Our Manatees »

Manatees depend on warm water habitat in the winter, so they gather in warm springs like Three Sisters Springs in the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. But too much commotion can drive them back out into the cold waters and away from the warmer areas they need.

Sea Otter, ©Julie Chen

Wildlife Weekly Wrap-Up »

Toxic Mining Spill in the Animas River: Winning Week for Threatened California Sea Otters: Protecting manatees at Three Sisters Springs: Things may be looking up for sharks: AZGFD Meeting

Florida panther, ©Connie Bransilver/USFWS

Wildlife Network Looks Great from 1,000 Feet »

This spring, Defenders and the University of Florida finished mapping a network of wildlife habitats and corridors across Northwest Florida. We used geographic information system (GIS) models to map priority unprotected habitats and to identify areas that will be developed in the years to come.