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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 21, 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 Because these laws are subject to constant revision, portions of the handbook could become outdated at any time.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 9, 2020

Beach Mice

UW173/WEC 165 by Brittany L. Bird, Deborah L. Miller, Margo A. Stoddard, Lyn C. Branch, and Mark E. HostetlerMarch 18, 2024A UF/IFAS numbered Fact Sheet.

Floridians' Perceptions of Endangered Species

WC185/AEC523 by Mary Hannah Miller, Nicole M.W. Dodds, and Alexa J. LammFebruary 28, 2019

Helping Cavity-Nesters in Florida

UW058/SSWIS901 by Joe SchaeferJune 2, 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 10, 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 31, 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 31, 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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