Support Grows for a Florida Wildlife CorridorBy Michael Frank on January 10th, 2013
Not quite every inch of Florida has been developed, and some people want to keep it that way, backing a plan for a wildlife corridor that would ensure that Florida’s population of bears, panthers, and other wildlife aren’t driven to extinction by bulldozers and profit-hungry scumbags in linen suits. The plan would link patches of habitat in large enough swathes that animals could roam from the peninsula all the way to Georgia. National Geographic sent a team of explorers on a 100-day, 1,000-mile expedition documenting the species and their habitats along the corridor, much of which includes ranches and farmland. Now the tough part: navigating the channels of power in the state to put wildlife on equal footing with development — ideally to showcase how wilderness tourism could be a more sustainable engine of growth than the boom/bust cycles of real estate. Via National Geographic.
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