Tag: Florida

Suit Seeks to Protect 70,000 Additional Acres for Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow

Suit Seeks to Protect 70,000 Additional Acres for Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow

WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity and Florida Biodiversity Project filed suit today to obtain a larger protected area for the highly endangered Cape Sable seaside sparrow by reversing a Bush-era decision that struck down 70,000 acres of critical habitat identified by scientists as essential for the survival of the rare songbird. The lawsuit is [...]

By September 10, 2009 0 Comments Read More →
Florida Panther Fights for Survival Again–This Time in Washington D.C.

Florida Panther Fights for Survival Again–This Time in Washington D.C.

The Florida panther has made a dramatic recovery. Whether it will continue to survive now depends on whether we protect its shrinking habitat. Photo by Stuart L. Pimm By Stuart L. Pimm Special Contributor to NatGeo News Watch There’s a small plane circling me a thousand feet up and its annoying noise makes it difficult [...]

By June 9, 2009 Read More →
Florida Keys Shifting Baselines – Thoughts on World Oceans Day

Florida Keys Shifting Baselines – Thoughts on World Oceans Day

Since last December, we’ve been involved with a number of good friends in Key West, Florida, on a green initiative that includes the investigations of medicinal plants of the Florida Keys and northern Caribbean. Following from these interactions with students and colleagues at Duke University and in Key West itself, I had the good fortune [...]

By June 9, 2009 Read More →