Save Critical Habitat for the Florida Panther
No protected habitat exists for the Florida panther, the only big cat east of the Mississippi.
And fewer than 100 individual panthers remain, making the Florida Panther one of America's most endangered species.
Scientists conclude that the panther's existing habitat is the bare minimum needed for the remaining population to survive.
Five panthers have already been killed on south Florida highways this year, with an additional 24 panthers killed by vehicles in the preceding two years.
This situation must not continue.
The Interior Department has the ability under the Endangered Species Act to protect the remaining habitat now.
Urge Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to designate critical habitat for the Florida panther today!
Target: Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
Sponsored by: Sierra Club