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Category: Conservation

UF/IFAS study connects how health status of American Crocodiles is influenced by salinity levels in Florida Everglades

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In Florida, the threatened American Crocodile plays an important role in the waterways and environment that we live in and enjoy. Among their attributes, their health, breeding and survival status tell us a lot about… Read More

Study: Hook designed to help fish survive catch and release shows promise

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Catch and release practices can help conserve fish populations but they do not guarantee the fish will survive, as handling and air exposure can have negative health impacts and cause mortality Scientists have developed a… Read More

Want to help insects? Create flower ‘billboards’ in your landscape, new research says

Blanketflower with bee. Photo credit: Geena Hill

Insect populations are declining. New research from University of Florida gives homeowners new guidance on how to maximize their landscape’s benefit to insects. Grouping flowering plant species together in a mass of color creates a… Read More

Public input needed for Southeast Coral Reef Ecosystem Conservation Area

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The Southeast Coral Reef Ecosystem Conservation Area (Coral ECA), a stretch of Florida’s reef tract from the northern boundary of Biscayne Bay National Park to the St. Lucie Inlet, is in need of conservation. A… Read More

Barn owl conservation efforts in South Florida — a soaring success for species, growers, environment

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Rodents are responsible for millions of dollars in damage to crops and farm equipment each year. Through the University of Florida Barn Owl Project in the Everglades Agricultural Area, a beneficial relationship has quietly thrived… Read More

New scholarship continues late student’s passion for natural resources conservation

By Kim Scotto-Kelley GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The UF/IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation (SFRC) is honored to announce a new endowed scholarship, the Tyler “Tyce” Hall Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund. [inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]This… Read More

New podcast explains how prescribed fire helps plants, animals and people

You might already know that prescribed fires help prevent potentially dangerous wildfires. But did you also know that they help conserve plants and animals in our natural areas? [inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]A new podcast from… Read More

Inland fisheries may provide a ‘safety net’ during pandemic, new study finds

Fishermen in Malawi

A new study led by University of Florida researchers has found that the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to shifts in the way people use rivers, lakes and other inland water bodies… Read More