Defenders of Wildlife is a leading panther advocate in the state of Florida, working closely with federal, state and county agencies, communities, agricultural landowners and other conservation groups.
We are working to protect, restore and expand panther habitat  and keep it connected by protecting land and implementing sound land-use and smart growth policies. Defenders also participates in state transportation planning and secures support for a variety of methods to help reduce panther mortalities  on roadways. And we have programs in place to help ranchers and people who live near panther habitat accept and coexist  with these ecologically important cats.
Visit our Species at Risk: Florida Panthers  page to learn more about what Defenders is doing to protect Florida Panthers.