Panther Resources

Panther at CREW - 2012 (Photo credit: Bob Melin)
Panther at CREW – 2012 (Photo credit: Bob Melin)

Below are additional resources and information related to panthers for our Strolling Science Seminar participants.

  • Florida Panther Identification Guide – a 20-page identification guide by Florida Defenders of Wildlife
  • Statement on Estimating Panther Population Size  – written by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission panther team
  • Panther Safety Tips – what to do if you encounter a Florida panther
  • Panthernet.org – Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s “multidisciplinary interactive website on the Florida panther and its southwest Florida environment, designed for everyone interested in learning more about the state’s official animal. It includes the latest information and activities on the natural history of the Florida panther, its habitat, threats to its survival, and history and conservation efforts.” Lots of research papers here…
  • Panther Sighting Registry – use this page to report a panther sighting, especially any sightings north of the Caloosahatchee River.
  • Mountain Lions in Arizona – 10 minute video by Arizona Game and Fish – talks about population estimates – mentioned by Marc Criffield during the panther seminar.
  • Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge – US Fish & Wildlife Service Panther Refuge website
  • Friends of Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge – website for the non-profit friends groups for the Panther Refuge

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