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2021 Handbook of Florida Water Regulation: Protection and Management of Endangered Species

FE592/FE592 by Michael T. Olexa, Tatiana Borisova, and Jana CaraccioloJune 20th, 2021This handbook is designed to provide a summary of the principal federal and state (Florida) laws that directly or indirectly relate to agriculture. Because these laws are subject to constant revision, portions of the handbook could become outdated at any time. The reader should use it as a means to determine areas in which to seek more information and as a brief directory of agencies that can help answer more specific questions.

A Guide to Common Stony Corals of Florida

FA210/FA210 by Joseph A. Henry, Roy P. E. Yanong, Maia P. McGuire, and Joshua T. PattersonJune 8th, 2020

Beach Mice

UW173/WEC 165 by Brittany L. Bird, Lyn C. Branch, and Mark E. HostetlerApril 28th, 2019

Floridians' Perceptions of Endangered Species

WC185/AEC523 by Mary Hannah Miller, Nicole M.W. Dodds, and Alexa J. LammFebruary 27th, 2019

Helping Cavity-Nesters in Florida

UW058/SSWIS901 by Joe SchaeferJune 1st, 2020

The Impacts of Roads on Florida’s Threatened and Endangered Wildlife: An Overview

FR462/FOR391by Megan E. Rasmussen, Michael G. Andreu, and Steven A. JohnsonFebruary 9th, 2023Roads impact a disproportionately larger area than the land area that they occupy, often called the road effect zone. This effect extends to wildlife populations. Impacts on federally listed species include habitat loss and fragmentation, road mortality, the barrier effect, and the habituation effect. Per the Endangered Species Act, these impacts must be assessed before roadway impacts occur. This publication provides an overview of the potential impacts to 29 of Florida’s threatened and endangered animal species from roads. Potential mitigation options include road configuration, signage, speed limits, habitat protection, improved technology, wildlife fencing, and wildlife crossing structures. The goal is to educate transportation engineers and planners to allow for sustainable transportation infrastructure growth while protecting, conserving, and ultimately recovering Florida’s threatened and endangered species.

The Value of Endangered Species: the Importance of Conserving Biological Diversity

UW064/SSWIS14 by Frank J. MazzottiAugust 30th, 2017This document is SSWIS14, one of a series of the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date December 1990. Revised September 2002.

Threats to Florida's Biodiversity

UW107/SSWEC70 by Denise Rocus and Frank J. MazzottiAugust 30th, 2017This document is SSWEC70, one of a series of the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date October 1996.

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Do You Know Where to Find a PULA?

Dr. Brett BultemeierNovember 16th, 2023The pesticide world is so full of acronyms it’s not even funny, and we use them all the time. I did in this title, and you probably thought “where do I find it? heck I don’t even know what it is”. Well hopefully I can help you navigate these important tools and help you answer […]

Study: Sea level rise shifts habitat for endangered Keys species

Kirsten Romaguera RabinAugust 1st, 2023A newly published study in the journal Biodiversity and Conservation describes the response to sea level rise by an endangered species only found in the Florida Keys. The silver rice rat moved to higher elevations at a greater rate than the observed rise in sea level, during two separate data collections in 2004 and 2021. […]

Wild Sarasota: Magnificent monarch butterflies in peril

Katherine ClementsJuly 27th, 2022Magnificent Monarchs in Peril! The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the global leading authority on the status of biological diversity, declared monarch butterflies endangered this week. According to the IUCN, both the western and eastern monarch populations have declined significantly. Western monarchs are thought to have declined an astounding 99.9% percent in […]

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