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December 25, 2010
2010, a Year of Contrasts
2010 has been a year of frequent tragedy for
Florida's Endangered Wildlife.
Manatees have died in record
Birds have suffered through the
greatest disaster in this areas history.
And yet, there is hope and it comes from some
Florida Utilities are making special
adjustments for our Manatees to keep them warm.
A South Florida Developer has built a special
Panther Crossing and local
Refuse companies are making trash containers
that are mostly Bear proof.
If we can all make just a little effort and
give these animals a chance,
2011 can be even better for our very
Endangered Florida Wildlife.
Hope springs eternal~
Happy New Year.
December 20, 2010
New Penalties for Poachers
The newest member is Pennsylvania and if you
in these states, you are going to be in big
A 36 member group has formed the Interstate
and they are serious about Poachers.
Poachers Will Be Penalized
December 16, 2010
New Waste Containers May Save Our
Thanks to a terrific new program by a Florida
be spared from the agony of becoming too familiar
and dependent on trash eating, which
ultimately can lead to their deaths
at the hands of FWS officers called to the
scene of a Bear invasion.
This great idea may spread to other companies
throughout Florida, perhaps even the country.
No more trash eating for the
Bears, who will have to go back to
their original diet in the woods.
Waste Pro Containers
December 13, 2010
Developer Helps the Panthers
If you have been a regular to this Blog and
the gator-woman web site,
you know that I have few good words for most
of this state's developers.
So it may shock readers to learn that a
developer is spending millions on Florida
Yes, this is correct, read all about it here:
Developer Building Crossing to Protect Panthers
December 12, 2010
Blue Butterfly Has Disappeared Again
This tiny creature has had very little proper
support from the people
who most are responsible for protecting it.
Miami Blue Gone Again
December 8, 2010
A New Endangered Species
Federal Wildlife Officers may be the newest
most Endangered Species
as 70 of them have been killed on the job
Some Hunters have become belligerent and
aggressive when caught
in illegal activities that could put them in
And recently the CEO of the affluent Florida
Villages was just one of
a group of eight hunters caught in illicit
hunting in Montana.
Wildlife Officers Have Become the Hunted
Humans Biggest Threat to Wildlife Officers
Villages CEO Charged with Felonies
December 5, 2010
Manatees Looking For a Warm Place
Cold weather always brings
Manatees close to boaters and
with the onset of Winter in Florida now at
Manatees have headed to the warmer spots to
Boaters need to be mindful of these sad
as 686 Manatees have already perished this
and 65 of these deaths were caused by
collision with boats.
November 30, 2010
Hi-tech Communication with Endangered
wearing collars are communicating with scientists,
keeping them on alert as to Panther location
The benefits of these new collars also apply
to the FFWS Biologists,
who will not be up in the air observing the
Panther quite as often now.
In the past, Airplane crashes have been the
primary cause of their deaths.
Florida Panther numbers today are hovering at
just about 100,
making them the most Endangered animal in
Florida Panthers Sending Text Messages to Scientists
November 26, 2010
Incentives to Protect Endangered Wildlife
The IRS is giving tax breaks to businesses who
but will more get on board and take advantage
of this law?
Learn more about the pros and cons of these
incentives that could save many animals lives.
Tax Breaks for Protecting our Wildlife
November 24, 2010
Endangered Cranes on their way back to
Cranes have left their summer homes in
Wisconsin and are heading South to winter in
Whooping Cranes Flying South to Florida
November 21, 2010
Everglades Bats in a New Study
Many people fear this most beneficial mammal,
but without them,
the bad insects, like mosquitoes would take
These voracious bug eaters need all the help
they can get,
if they are to survive.
Bat numbers have greatly diminished from
habitat loss and overuse of pesticides.
Like the Canary in the coalmine,
Bats are the bellwether for
and if they all go away, we are going to need
a really big swatter
to stave off the insects in Florida.
Bat Study in the Everglades
November 18, 2010
Released in Martin County
At one time, this bird, like the trees they
love, were everywhere in the South.
Now just as the trees have gone, so have the
This is but only one of many species of plants
and animals that have
lost their habitat to developers and are
Hopefully, this new batch will have a chance
to reinvigorate this Endangered Species.
But, the deliberate cutting of the
Long Leaf Pine must stop for this to
Endangered Woodpeckers Released in Martin County
November 15, 2010
Weed at Lake Toho to Remain
FFWS have made effective immediately, the plan
to allow the invasive weed,
hydrilla, in Lake Toho to continue to grow as
it feeds an Endangered Bird,
This very endangered Kite eats the apple snail, which eats the
The Kite's numbers have plummeted since the
1990's, so there may be
no other recourse, if the Kite is to survive.
It has already been forced out of its
ancestral home in South Florida,
due to the encroachment of developers and
Now it its newest home, fishermen want to take
back the Lake and
remove the plant/weed which shuts down boat
engines in minutes.
Seems like we could arrive at a compromise
here, like perhaps holding the
Bass Fishing Tournaments in another Lake where
the stakes are not quite so high?
Lake Toho Weed to Stave Off Execution
November 11, 2010
Obama Denies Protection
The future does not look good for Endangered
Species in America.
President Obama has basically signed the death
warrant for hundreds of plants
and animals who will now remain for an
undetermined time on the
Obama needs to show Animals and Plants the
same kind of compassion
that he did the troubled Banks, Auto Makers
But then animals can neither vote, nor
Obama Denies Protection to 251 Species
November 7, 2010
Manatee Zones Expanded
As the cold weather descends on Florida, new
warm water safe
zones for the
Endangered Manatee have become necessary.
In response, the USFWS has expanded on
existing protection areas.
This newest addition brings the total to 11
sanctuaries and 13 refuges.
Expansion of Manatee Protection Zones
November 5, 2010
Not in Our State
It would seem that those in Montana don't take
kindly to people killing their
wildlife either. Why this is considered a
sport is beyond comprehension.
An unforgettable scene during the movie
Starman last night,
finds the visitor from another planet staring
down sadly at
a dead deer tied onto a truck and asking,
"Do Deer eat people, do people eat people"
He intervenes and makes us think about what we
are as a race.
- The Resurrection of the Deer on YouTube:
What more can be said.
Villages CEO Charged With Poaching
November 4, 2010
The Latest Panther Update....
And Now What, He's Healthy!
Looking For Reasons
This is a follow up to the Panther story
Officials: Panther Attacks Calves Near Naples
October 31, 2010
One of the most carefully watched Birds in
been given a new place to call home.
Red Cockaded Woodpeckers Get a New Home
Lake Toho Hydrilla Control
The food chain goes like this:
Lake Toho has Hydrilla, which is the favorite
food of the Apple Snail,
which is the favorite food of the Endangered
Florida Snail Kite.
Keeping a healthy balance in all of this is
the job of the FWC.
A Public Meeting to Discuss This
Hydrilla Treatment and FAQ's
October 28, 2010
Florida Panther Versus Commercial Cattle
It is difficult to find any sympathy for the
Commercial Cattle Ranchers
in Collier County who are losing calves to the
who just happens to have a protected area in
These Cattle Ranchers are complaining that
their prized calves
re being killed by the Panthers, saying
"these are very expensive calves directly
from the ones brought over by the Spaniards
in the 1500's"
Well, guess who was waiting for those
Spaniards when they got
off of their boats in 1500's?
The Florida Panthers.
This land is their ancestral home and it
should never have been given over to
Commercial Cattle Ranchers which would have
prevented this from happening.
The Florida Panther is the most Endangered
Animal in North America,
if only the same could be said for Cattle
Ranchers, who seem to
want to possess every acre of vacant land in
Panther Attacks Have Cattle Ranchers on Alert
October 27, 2010
Whooping Crane Numbers are Up
The news is good for the
Endangered Whooping Crane
for a change.
Chick numbers are up dramatically, making this
one of the most productive
years since the low point in 1941, when only
Expanding their range to include more States
hopefully will lead
one day to seeing them taken off of the
Endangered Whooping Crane Population Rebounds
October 25, 2010
Panther Warning System
In the hopes of saving the most Endangered Animal
on this Continent, the
Florida Panther, a new warning system will
soon be going into place in the area where the most
deaths have occurred,
the Big Cypress National Preserve.
The Grant/Funding of $675,000 comes thanks to the
Defenders of Wildlife.
A New Traffic Warning System to Save Florida's Panthers
October 23, 2010
Turtles Returned to Gulf
This week 32 rescued
Endangered Turtles were returned to the Gulf
following six months of devoted care by volunteers.
The rescues included Kemps' ridley, Hawksbill,
Loggerhead and Green,
all either Endangered or Threatened species of Sea
The turn out to help was unprecedented and the various
involved can all claim their victories.
This is just one small step forward for those who
our dedication and protection.
Rescued Turtles Returned to Gulf
October 21, 2010
A new study by the University of Georgia is now
on the possible link between Humans and diseases
in Coral Reefs.
As one of the most spectacular of these lies just
off the Coast of the
Florida Keys, the results of this study hold great
importance for us.
A New Study Of Pathogens and Coral Reefs
Florida Reef Facts
October 19, 2010
The Sugar Effect
The dark side of the Sugar Industry and its
stranglehold on Florida,
as well as its impact on the
Everglades, is well presented in
the story below.
Although the story is quite beneficial, sadly the
page is frequently heavily laden
with political promoting that may turn some away
before they get all of the facts.
The Sugar Industry's Assault On Florida
October 17, 2010
State Looking for Help
The state of Florida is now asking for help from
the pubic in
its newest endeavor to identify species at risk.
The impact of this may or may not be a good thing,
on whether the results are used to give away land
developers or actually protect our Wildlife.
State Asks Public For Help
October 15, 2010
It has been evident since this web site went up
over two years ago that the
the environment of Florida's Endangered Wildlife
was quite fluid,
as Florida Legislators make adjustments to their
to appease those whose primary objective is
profit, not protection.
Shouldn't we all VOTE YES ON 4?
As such, it has become necessary to provide a
place for our
Educators to keep abreast of important news
happening in Florida
and elsewhere, that directly impacts our
So the Gator Woman Blog begins with a long overdue
the U.S. Sugar Land in South Florida has finally
Now perhaps, the Everglades and all that inhabit
will at last be given a chance to survive.
The U.S. Sugar Land Deal
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