Written by Marjorie Holt
Tuesday, June 7 2011
URGENT: FLORIDA BLACK BEAR ALERT
Join the Sierra Club Central Florida Group in voicing your opposition to the
Florida Wildlife Commissions' plan to delist the threatened Florida Black
Bear. Also oppose any future plans for trophy hunting or chasing the Florida
Black Bear. The FWC Commission is meeting in St. Augustine on June 8th at 8:30
am to consider this item on their agenda. Go to the following link to send Your
The Florida Black Bear is an important part of Florida's ecosystems. Black
bears need a variety of habitats over a large geographic area. The State of
Florida has no contiguous statewide wildlife corridors to provide for the
long-term protection of this important umbrella species. Florida Bears share
living space with a variety of other protected, threatened and endangered
animals. Habitat fragmentation and habitat loss from urban sprawl is
creating greater human interactions and increased bear mortality. Recent
changes to Florida's growth management regulations potentially prevail over a
meaningful species management plan.
This meeting on Wed, June 8th, is open to the public, so please feel free to
attend, and speak on behalf of the Florida black bear and your concerns
with delisting this species. This meeting will be held at 8:30 am at:
The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village,
500 South Legacy Trail
St. Augustine, FL 32092-2719
Learn more on the FWC website here:
*The draft management plan will come out AFTER the de-listing has taken place,
so PLEASE stay tuned for future updates on the Florida black bear.
THANK YOU AGAIN for taking the time to speak out on this important issue.
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