National Wildlife Refuge
|12085 State Road 29 South
Immokalee, FL 34142
Phone Number: 239-657-8001
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|The 26,000 acre Florida Panther Refuge is the heart of panther activity in southwest Florida. Here, management for one of the nations most endangered species is helping its|
The "Florida Panther Posse" Program is a partnership of the Friends of the Florida Panther Refuge and Florida Gulf Coast University's "Wings of Hope" Program. The program was designed to educate students, teachers, and the community about the endangered Florida panther, its habitat and the other species (plants and animals) that live under the umbrella of the Florida panther. This program serves 4th, 5th and 6th grade students and teachers in five southwest Florida counties.
Currently, the Florida Panther NWR is closed to public use except for periodic special events. Swamp buggy tours, birding and plant walks, and orchid viewing tours are held during these scheduled events.
Two interpretive hiking trails will be available to the public in late 2003. These trails will provide visitors with the opportunity to experience a variety of habitat types and view many species of native wildlife.
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