Give Panthers a Brake

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Though already critically endangered, Florida panthers are constantly in danger thanks to collisions with vehicles, shrinking habitat, and people’s intolerance for living with a large predator. To help protect these vulnerable big cats, Defenders took on a major outreach campaign leading up to Save the Florida Panther Day on March 16th. Our initiative included presenting at local festivals, handing out educational materials at a local zoo, a jumbotron ad at a hockey arena and much, much more.
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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.
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