Defenders in Florida
Florida Panther,  © SuperStock

Our Top Priorities

From the Keys and Everglades to the Panhandle’s white sand beaches, Florida is home to some of the country’s most special places and wildlife, but also some of the most imperiled. Defenders of Wildlife is dedicated to keeping the Sunshine State a wild and enchanting place.

Related Species

Florida panther, Florida black bear, Florida manatee, sea turtles (loggerhead, leatherback, green, Kemp’s ridley, hawksbill), gopher tortoise

What Defenders Is Doing to Help Wildlife in Florida

  • Working to establish a state-wide wildlife habitat network
  • Protecting and restoring keystone and umbrella species at risk
  • Promoting efforts to help state residents live with wildlife

Contact the Florida Office

3637 Fourth St. North, Suite 230
St. Petersburg, FL 33704
Phone: (727) 823-3888
Fax: (727) 823-3873
defendersofwildlifeflorida@defenders.org

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