Fall 2013
 
  Panther Tales
   
Friends of the Florida Panther Refuge Newsletter
 
*This is the second version of this month's newsletter to be released in an aim to correct for an error involving an incorrect bat photograph being featured. We apologize for the mistake and any inconvenience it may have caused. 
 

 

The Rarest and Largest Bat in Florida Discovered on the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge

by Briana Stiehl

 

Next to the beautiful and powerful Florida panther, many other species of animals also find their home in the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, including the Florida Bonneted Bat (FBB). Cliff Maehr, along with two other Refuge interns and staff, discovered in a recent field study that this species is more abundant in the refuge than previously thought. Click to Read More...

 

      

 Photo Credit: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission  

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Friends of the Florida Panther Refuge
Launch a Revised Website
 
The Friends have revamped the website! Visit with the Florida panther on our new site at www.floridapanther.org
 
 
  
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We're just like you. We're teachers, business executives, parents, retirees, students...you name it. But the one thing we all have in common is our dedication to an environment that includes the Florida panther. And the more donors, members and volunteers we have, the bigger impact we can all make. Together. 
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Fun Fact About the Florida Panther
  

Has an umbrella been on your mind recently in rainy Florida?  
Here's one more to think about:
Did you know that Florida panthers are considered by scientists to be an
"Umbrella Species"? Just like the name implies, panthers act as an umbrella of protection to thousands of native plants and animals that thrive within the refuges and protected lands set aside to increase panther populations. Above are just a few of the feathered, green, or fur covered species in the region that have all benefited from Florida panther conservation efforts
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