The FWC approved a panther position paper at its September 2015 Commission meeting to provide strategic direction to staff moving forward with panther management and conservation efforts. Florida panther conservation has reached major milestones and is an impressive success story. This position paper reaffirms the FWC’s commitment to work with partners to conserve and protect panthers.
- Interagency Florida Panther Response Team Annual Report: 2014-2015
- Keep pets and livestock from becoming prey to wildlife
- Annual Report on the Research and Management of Florida Panthers: 2014-2015
- Annual Report on the Research and Management of Florida Panthers: 2013-2014
- FWC recommends Collier County residents take steps to protect small livestock from panthers
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Current estimated population: 100-180 panthers
Need a primer on panther biology? Curious about the special adaptations that make panthers such marvelous predators? Then you'll find this issue of the Panther Update from the Friends of the Panther Refuge particularly interesting. Read More
Get an update on how "Uno," the panther blinded when shot with a shotgun, is doing in his new home at the Naples Zoo and read the story of the passing of FP93 who died at 17 years old. Read More
Human-panther interactions and the movement patterns of FP238 since his relocation from Port Royal are discussed. Read More