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.
Quick Maps offer a convenient way to view various types of location data on Florida panthers using Google Earth. You can view telemetry locations of individual panthers (identified by their uniquely assigned ID number and divided into groups of 10), road kill and other mortality locations, human-panther interactions, depredation locations, and panther habitat information. Most of these data will be updated quarterly but the telemetry data will be updated annually (typically in August). Information on individual panthers and events can be found in the Research and Management and Response Team annual reports found under Reports.
The link below will take you to the main Quick Maps page which contains lots of different spatialy explicit data. There are instructions for those new to Google Earth. To find the panther maps, choose "Habitats-Wildlife" from the left hand side then scroll down the list until you see the desired map you want to view.
Google Earth data on Panthers: http://atoll.floridamarine.org/Quickmaps/KMZ_download.htm