How a landmark bill and a small patch of land could save Florida’s panthers

The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act would provide $1.3bn annually for wildlife and could speed up completion of a crucial wildlife corridor in one US stateBeyond the dirt tracks and swamps of the Florida Everglades lies a narrow, unremarkable strip of land that has taken on outsize importance in the battle to save the state’s critically endangered panthers. Barely 11 miles (18km) long and a mile wide, Chaparral Slough occupies a forgotten corner of south-west Florida, where cattle roam, cowboys still ride the prairie and birds of prey soar overhead.This tract of ranchland and wilderness was recently acquired as part of… Source – Full Article How a landmark bill and a small patch of land could save Florida’s panthers

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