Originally, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida launched a one-year pilot program in June of 2011. Since then, that program has been continued and it is currently active.
The Free-Ranging Cattle Compensation Program is designed to help compensate small farms when their free-ranging animals - typically calves - are lost to panthers.
The Pen Building Assistance Program may provide compensation funds to assist landowners who wish to build a predator-resistant pen to protect their small hobby livestock and pets from losses due to the Florida panther.
Submit an application to begin the process with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Panther Compensation Program. Necessary information may include a copy of the “Florida Panther Response Plan Investigation Report” and any other relevant written communication you have received about the depredation incident from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Click here for application form.
Please be advised that in some areas, authorizations or permitting from the local government may be necessary before constructing a pen enclosure.
Send your request to: Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Florida Panther Compensation Program, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples, FL 34102.
Call 239.262.0304, ext. 286 if you have questions about the application process or to confirm that we have received your application.
To read the Conservancy of Southwest Florida's Panther Compensation Program Brochure, click here.
1495 Smith Preserve Way Naples, Florida 34102
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239-262-0304 phone 239-262-0672 fax
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