Friday, November 20, 2009

Sierra Club petitions to have critical habitat for endangered Florida panther

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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