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2011 CARE Coalition Refuge Funding report
With only an estimated 100 to 160 remaining in the wild, Florida panthers are one of the most endangered mammals in the world.
This report, referred to as the Green Budget, highlights the environmental communities' Fiscal Year 2012 national funding priorities.
National Academies issues proposal to study impacts of the oil spill on ecosystem services in the Gulf of Mexico
A common brown seaweed found in dense concentrations in the Gulf of Mexico is getting a lot of attention from scientists assessing the harm caused by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Sargassum, better known regionally as gulfweed or sea holly, floats in large mats or aggregations that function as biological oases in the nutrient-poor surface waters of the deep Gulf and play a significant role in providing food and shelter for a wide variety of marine life.
The wetlands bordering the Gulf of Mexico provide vital habitat for a remarkable variety of wild animals—including several threatened and endangered species. These same wetlands also serve as nurseries for many import ant commercial species of fish and shellfish, as well as acting as pollution filters, shoreline st abilizers and storm buffers. Oil from BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster poses another challenge for crucial habitats already threatened by human-caused destruction and climate ch ange.
The gentle and curious “sea cow” is one of Florida’s iconic animals, and one of the country’s most imperiled marine creatures, with a population estimated at only 5,000. While manatees reside year-round in the coastal waters of Florida, in warm months they can be found all along the Gulf Coast, and up the Atlantic coast as far as Massachusetts. In addition to the hazards posed by boats, cold weather, habitat loss, discarded fishing gear and red tides, manatees in the Gulf are now faced with a new threat: oil from the B P Deepwater Horizon disaster.
With a mix of temperate and tropical, arid and wetlands, forests, grasslands, and islands, Florida is one of the most biologically rich states in the U.S., with 755 vertebrate species and over 30,000 invertebrate species. Florida boasts an incredible array of plants, wildlife, and unique habitats.
Climate changes are projected to cause considerable stress to the wildlife of the Southeast region and to the habitats upon which they depend.
The news is full of pictures of some of the victims of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster—oiled pelicans, gannets and shorebirds that have died, or in some cases, been rescued. But the list of birds in the path of the oil spill is long, and includes a number of “pelagic” species—those that spend most of their lives far out at sea, out of the public eye. The danger to them may be less visible, but it is no less real.