It might make it easier for farmers and ranchers in Florida to preserve their agricultural lands if we let people know how much the endangered Florida Panther depends on these lands for its habitat and survival. The Florida Panther was once so close to being wiped out there were less than 30 animals left in the wild. Today thanks to Wildlife preservationists, the numbers have rebounded. But their survival depends on the 1420 square mile Florida Wildlife Corridor and its adjacent agricultural lands. Panthers and ranchers face a common enemy: development.

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