November 19, 2009
Learn more about Florida panther
The Sierra Club today filed a petition with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to designate critical habitat for the endangered Florida panther.
Such a designation would help the panther survive sea level rise and other impacts of global warming.
The Florida panther population is about 100, and almost all live south of Lake Okeechobee, a low-lying and exposed area vulnerable to climate change.
A critical habitat designation would protect migration corridors and other important parts of the panther's core habitat.
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