U.S. Department of the Interior

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Office of the Secretary
Contact: Hugh Vickery
For Immediate Release: Jan. 10, 2003

Interior Department Accomplishments in
Everglades Restoration Since 2000

developed a draft landscape conservation strategy for panthers in south Florida using an open and collaborative process. The strategy identifies lands essential for the continued conservation of panthers in south Florida, as well as a landscape linkage to provide for population expansion to aid in recovery of the species.