Fish and Wildlife Service to Discuss Release of
Draft Florida Panther Recovery Plan for Public Review
January 30, 2006
Tom MacKenzie, 404-679-7291
Paul Souza, 772-562-3909 x 285
Media Phone Bridge with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
announcing an updated blueprint for the conservation of the endangered
Sam D. Hamilton, Southeast Regional Director, U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service
Paul Souza, Deputy Field Supervisor,
South Florida Ecological Services Office
Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 11:00 a.m. (Eastern)
USA Toll Free Number: 888-664-9857
Leader: Tom MacKenzie
The passcode and the leader's name will be required to join your call.
- The plan will bolster existing partnerships and chart a course based
on the best science for the long-term growth of a population that's
nearly quadrupled over the past 15 years.
- The Service is seeking public comments on this third revision of
the Florida Panther Recovery Plan.
- The principal threats to the panther include habitat loss, degradation,
and fragmentation resulting from urbanization and agricultural development;
reduced genetic diversity; and mortality associated with road hazards
and potential disease outbreaks.