The Florida Wildlife Corridor project is a collaborative vision to connect remaining natural lands, waters, working farms and ranches from the Everglades to Georgia, protecting a functional ecological corridor for the health of people, wildlife and watersheds.
Florida Wildlife Corridor Goals:
- Protect and restore habitat and migration corridors essential for the survival of Florida’s diverse wildlife, including wide-ranging panthers, black bears and other native species
- Restore water flow to the Everglades and sustain water supply to southern Florida
- Continue to safeguard the St. Johns River and water supply for central and north Florida
- Sustain the food production, economies and cultural legacies of working ranches and farms within the corridor
- Bolster local economies through increased opportunities such as hunting, fishing, birdwatching and other forms of eco-tourism
- Give wildlife and plants room to adapt to a changing climate and sea level rise