The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition 700-plus mile journey across the state of Florida is set to commence in 70 days on October 11, 2014.
The mission of the second Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition is to raise awareness about the need to connect, protect and restore corridors of conserved lands and waters essential for the survival of Florida’s diverse wildlife. To help build this awareness, a group of explorers including Conservationist Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, Biologist Joe Guthrie, Photographer Carlton Ward Jr., and Filmmaker Elam Stoltzfus will be walking, paddling or biking their way more than 700 miles from the Everglades Headwaters in Central Florida, across the Panhandle to the Alabama border.
The Corridor team and partners advocate for the protection of the “missing links,” roughly two million acres of highest priority lands still in need of protection to ensure the long-term viability of the Corridor. The Corridor provides habitat for 42 federally listed endangered species and 176 state listed endangered species. Some endangered species include the Whooping Crane, Florida Panther, West Indian Manatee, Green Turtle, Leatherback Turtle, Hawksbill Turtle, Gulf Sturgeon and many more.
For more information, visit the Florida Wildlife Corridor website.