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Stay in the know on the latest developments in our organization and other issues that are critical to preserving wildlife in Florida.

Robert Spottswood, Jr. joins Foundation board

Tallahassee, FL (October 19, 2020) – Robert A. Spottswood, Jr., president of Spottswood Management Inc., has been appointed to the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida’s board of directors at its meeting earlier this month. Foundation board chair Richard A. Corbett welcomed Spottswood to the three-year appointment, citing his enthusiasm for outdoor recreation as an […]

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Partners purchase important conservation land

Tallahassee, FL (October 15, 2020) – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), in partnership with the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida, has purchased a 578-acre parcel in Gulf County within the St. Joe Timberland Florida Forever project. The property lies within the Apalachicola River and Bay watershed and expands upon the state’s recent 20,168-acre addition to […]

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Everglades ecosystems find a new champion

St. Petersburg, FL (October 6, 2020) – The Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund is expanding its commitment to Florida conservation with a $100,000 grant to the nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida to restore Everglades ecosystems. The largest of these projects is sponge restoration in Florida Bay. As recently as the 1980s, […]

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Grant supports a “Mosaic” of conservation needs

St. Petersburg, FL (September 17, 2020) – The Mosaic Company is again teaming with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida to tackle pressing conservation needs. The latest Mosaic grant of over $25,000 marks a full decade of Mosaic support for the Foundation, said Foundation […]

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Study reveals new data about mysterious Florida turtles

Tallahassee, FL (September 9, 2020) – Turtles travel. A lot. That’s the conclusion of a new Jacksonville University study of the habitat needs of two of Florida’s most understudied turtles, Florida red-bellied cooter (Pseudemys nelson) and peninsula cooter (Pseudemys floridana peninsularis). Researchers tracked the habitat use of Wekiwa Springs by the turtles for approximately a […]

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