08 Jul '11, 4pm

Threatened #Florida black #bears need forests. W/ help from u & TNC, they’ve held onto a really important one:

NA © Anderson Photography and Nature Graphic NEWS FLASH: With your support, a critical Florida black bear connector has been protected — forever! From a bear’s point of view, it’s always been quite simple . He visits his territory in Central Florida’s Wekiva River Basin for a while, but – when fresh food ripens in the Ocala National Forest – he’s apt to just mosey on up there. In 2011, however, nothing is so simple. Now his path is likely to be crisscrossed with roads and speeding cars, or pocketed with residential neighborhoods and strip malls. However, with your help the Conservancy recently was able to purchase and permanently protect a key piece of land — Hollywood Pines — within Florida’s most important bear connector. This is what the Conservancy does best: work locally, on the ground to preserve native habitat for threatened creatures. The Bear Facts For a million y...

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