Defenders in the Southeast
Florida Panther,  © SuperStock

Meet Our Team

Michael Adams
Senior Florida Representative

Tracy Davids
Southeast Program Coordinator

Kat Diersen
Southeast Representative

Elizabeth Fleming
Senior Florida Representative

Ben Prater
Southeast Program Director

Kent Wimmer
Northwest Florida Representative

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Newsroom
The latest articles about wildlife issues that may be of interest to those in the press.
Florida Panhandle (Apalachicola National Forest), © Julie Tew
Fact Sheet
The Florida Panhandle is one of the most biologically diverse regions of the world. From dense pine forests, seepage streams and major rivers, to coastal marshes and pristine beaches, it is home to a wide array of key and endangered species, including gopher tortoises, sea turtles, manatees, red-cockaded woodpeckers, eastern indigo snakes, migratory birds and numerous species of fresh water mussels.
Manatees, © Jan Reyniers
Learn More
As manatees search for the warm-water shelters once common along the Florida coast, we take this time to raise public awareness of the threats to these beloved but endangered sea creatures.