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Landmark victory for Florida’s future

Federal Court Sides with Conservancy of Southwest Florida and Our Partners: A Case of National Implication and Essential to Protect the Florida’s Future   On February 16, 2024, a federal court struck down an…

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Conservancy staff and partners advocate for the Everglades in Tallahassee

On February 6, 2024, Michele Arquette-Palermo, Water Policy Manager at the Conservancy, and Allie Pecenka, Policy Associate with Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation, traveled to Tallahassee to meet with legislators from…

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The 39th Annual Everglades Coalition Conference

The Everglades Coalition is an alliance of 57 local, state, and national conservation and environmental organizations dedicated to the full restoration of the Greater Everglades Ecosystem, from the Kissimmee Chain…

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Take Action: Fight more sprawl in the Western Everglades

The proposed Kingston development project in eastern Lee County will have devastating impacts on the Western Everglades, including a keystone species – the Florida panther. Kingston is massive. The proposed…

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Conservancy and partners defend wetlands in Washington, D.C.

By Amber Crooks, Environmental Policy Manager, Conservancy of Southwest Florida The Conservancy and our partners, represented by Earthjustice, brought a challenge against the Florida-assumed wetland permitting program. Florida’s program undermines…

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It’s time to say no: Ask for denial of the Bellmar Development

With sweat dripping down into my eyes, I tried not to blink. This was the moment I waited for, and it could be over in a millisecond: a glimpse of…

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Proposed Bellmar development puts panthers in peril

Connectivity: it can be life or death for the endangered Florida panther in the Western Everglades. In Collier County, there are two important major corridors used by wildlife, especially large mammals…

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Florida Wildlife Corridor: A shining light in dark times

By Amber Crooks | Environmental Policy Manager The second annual Florida Wildlife Corridor summit, held September 26-28, 2023, focused on the success of the corridor protection movement, as well as…