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Florida Panther
Recovery Implementation Team
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In 1967, the Department of the Interior listed the Florida panther (Puma concolor coryi) as an endangered species. Over the last 30 years, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has worked closely with the State of Florida, as well as Federal agencies and private partners to make significant progress toward Florida panther recovery. However, considerable work remains to be accomplished in order to realize the recovery criteria specified in the latest Florida Panther Recovery Plan (Plan). Recently, several new opportunities and ideas to foster panther recovery have come to our attention. To take advantage of and begin implementing these new possibilities, the Service has decided to form a new Florida Panther Recovery Implementation Team (Implementation Team).

The Implementation Team consists of members representing the Service, National Park Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), and other stakeholders, with a mandate to facilitate those recovery activities most needed to progress toward the recovery goals identified in the Plan. Once it has identified the priority recovery actions that it will address, the Implementation Team will draw upon technical experts both within and outside of their respective organizations to develop the detailed plans and methods to accomplish those actions.

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Team Members

Team Leader: Larry Williams, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Team Liaison: David Shindle, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Robin Boughton, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Ron Clark, Big Cypress National Preserve

Elizabeth Fleming, Defenders of Wildlife

Kipp Frohlich, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Kevin Godsea, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Todd Hallman, Florida Sportsmen’s Conservation Association; Florida Sportsmen Trust Group

Tom Jones, Barron Collier Companies

Gene Lollis, Archbold Biological Station

 

Sub-Teams

Inventory and Monitoring

Recovery Criteria

Transportation

 

Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference - Updated February 2016

 

Meetings

Meeting Dates/Agenda
Meeting Type
Handouts/Presentations
Notes
September 1, 2016

Recovery Team
April 7, 2016

Recovery Team Notes
January 13, 2016

Recovery Team Notes
October 15, 2015

Recovery Team Notes
August 19, 2015

Recovery Team Notes
May 19, 2015

Recovery Team Notes
February 25, 2015

Recovery Team Notes
December 10, 2014

Recovery Team Notes
October 28, 2014

Population Estimation Public Workshop Notes
October 27, 2014

Recovery Team Notes
July 22-23, 2014

Recovery Team Notes
June 3, 2014

Recovery Team Notes
May 22, 2014

Panther Forum
May 14, 2014

Recovery Team Notes
May 6, 2014

Recovery Team Notes
March 14, 2014

Recovery Team Notes
January 28-29, 2014

Recovery Team Notes
October 22-23, 2013

Recovery Team Notes
August 20-21, 2013

Recovery Team Notes

Please send any questions concerning Florida Panther Recovery Implementation to the following email address: pantherrecovery@fws.gov.
Last updated: September 1, 2016
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