The Commission's goal for gopher tortoise conservation is to protect a total of
nearly 2 million acres of suitable habitat. But instead, if development proceeds as
Habitat loss—due to destruction, fragmentation or degradation of habitat—is the
primary threat to the survival of wildlife in the United States. When an ecosystem
For example, prescribed fires are not approved by the Florida Division of ... This
is an important question because the loss of habitat is recognized as the most ...
This section describes some of the major threats to Florida's coastal habitat and
wildlife. ... The Refuge is an example of how coastal habitat can be protected. ...
have plummeted due to over-exploitation and destruction of nesting habitat.
Since the 1950s, Florida's population has risen at an annual rate of ... Destruction
, degradation, and fragmentation of habitat is the driving force behind today's
decline in ... forests to grow crops or build homes, or indirectly, for example, by
www2.ca.uky.edu/Forestry/FOR230/LEC 9 Habitat Loss, Degradation, and Fragmentation FOR 230 FA 15.pdf
•Habitat Degradation – decline in habitat quality, affects many but not all species
... FL, CA, and HI have greatest # of threatened .... Avian examples of area-.
For example, wolverines and bears roam across vast distances, so when their ...
have contributed to the extensive loss and fragmentation of prime wildlife habitat,
... the brink of extinction, like the critically endangered jaguar or Florida panther.
Decades of widespread habitat destruction are evident throughout the region due
to ... the Barataria and Terrebonne basins, Louisiana, and in the Gulf coast of
Florida. ... The Charlotte Harbor Initiative is one example where a coordinated
In Florida, patterns of crocodile habitat use shift seasonally. ..... Lower Florida.
Keys urbanization has led to habitat degradation and loss. ..... of South Florida;
for example, American crocodiles have been observed in increasing numbers on.
We advocate against destruction of critically-important habitats. Florida is now the
third most ... Development has led to isolated and reduced wildlife populations in
Florida. These limited and ... Examples of Wildlife and Habitat Protection ...