Friends' of the Florida Panther Refugehttp://www.floridapanther.org
The Purpose of the Friends of the Florida Panther Refuge(‘Friends’) is to support the goals of the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge (FPNWR) and promote a better understanding and appreciation of the National Wildlife Refuge System. The FPNWR was established under the Endangered Species Act to protect the Florida panther and its habitat, conserve fish, wildlife, and plants which are listed as endangered and/or threatened, as well as for managing, conserving, and protecting fish and wildlife resources. The Friends will achieve this purpose primarily through education, outreach advocacy, and being an active partner in Refuge projects. Our efforts will be concentrated on protecting the native flora and fauna found in the FPNWR. A further goal of our efforts will be to conserve, protect, and restore the Florida panther and its habitat within its historic range.