Over 50% of the world’s mangrove forests have been destroyed and the majority of these losses are attributable to human activities.
More specifically, these activities include development along coastal areas and concomitant alterations to hydrology, including dredging, filling, diking and impounding wetlands. Protection of remaining mangrove communities is vital to the environmental and economic future of Florida.
The Conservancy’s Science Department is conducting research to advance the field of urban ecology to encourage use of resources within developed areas to support some of our natural resources.
Learn about the different mangrives species you'll find in Southwest Florida - red, black, white and buttonwood. Learn more
Conservancy of Southwest Florida biologists and partner groups are working to study this invasive species to help identify population management strategies.
The Kemp's ridley turtle is considered the most endangered sea turtle species in the world and also happens to be the most common sea turtle residing in the nearshore waters of Southwest Florida.
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