Photo by Carlton Ward, Jr.
Imagine trekking a Corridor throughout the entire US...
The Florida Wildlife Corridor is a big vision for conservation – more than 16 million acres of connected lands and waters within the state of Florida. BUT, as demonstrated in both 1,000-mile Expeditions that stretched into Georgia and Alabama, corridors and habitat necessary for wildlife don’t stop at the state line. What if the Florida Wildlife Corridor was part of an entire network of corridors throughout the United States? Imagine how powerful and effective that could be!
More than 60 conservation organizations, including the Florida Wildlife Corridor and the Wildlands Network, are working to establish a system of wildlife corridors. The idea has been proposed to the US House of Representatives as the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act. The bill also has support from scientists, including famed ecologist E.O. Wilson, who states: "The Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act would provide the most important step of any single piece of legislation at the present time in…saving large swaths of America’s wildlife and other fauna and flora.”
You can learn more about the conservation act HERE.