Tuesday, September 19, 2006

VIDEO: County wants to move Florida panther development line

Michelle Burdo
Last updated on: 9/19/2006 8:06:43 AM

NAPLES: Collier taxpayers are contributing over a million dollars to pay for Florida panther habitats. Tuesday morning, commissioners will meet with U.S. Fish & Wildlife to see if the money is well-spent.

Every time the county has a road project in east of a line developed by federal officials, the county has to pay to provide a better habitat for the panthers.

But county officials want the line moved one mile east of CR-951. County commissioners say there aren't many panthers living in the urban sliver of land anyway.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife says they are ready and willing to work with the commission to provide a suitable result for both parties.

Watch Michelle Burdo's report above.

There are between 80 and 100 Florida panthers left in the wild.


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