Only 180 Left: Act Now to Save the Florida Panther


There are only an estimated 180 Florida panthers left on Earth, pushed to slivers of land that total just 5 percent of their historic range. It doesn’t have to be this way.

The solution is simple: Florida panthers need habitat, and every piece of land we can conserve is critical to the panther's survival. For more than 50 years, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has protected millions of acres—from prime Florida panther habitat to nearly every county across the U.S.

But Congress has consistently underfunded LWCF, leaving vital conservation in jeopardy. That means prime panther habitat like the Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge & Conservation Area and Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge may continue to go unprotected. And so will hundreds of other important conservation programs that help save species, keep our water clean, and protect nature across the country.

That's why we must push to fully and PERMANENTLY fund LWCF right away! Without robust funding, essential priorities are at risk.

A final vote is just days away. Call on Congress ASAP to protect the natural resources the panther and other wildlife depend on.

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Vote Yes on Great American Outdoors Act

Dear TNC

With threats to nature rapidly increasing, it is especially critical to vote yes on the Great American Outdoors Act, which fully and permanently funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and restores our parks immediately. We cannot afford to put essential lands and waters in jeopardy.

LWCF is one of America's most important and successful conservation programs, benefiting every state in the nation. It has a 50-year track record of helping provide clean water, conserve natural resources, increase recreation opportunities, expand public access and support communities. At the same time, years of underfunding has also deteriorated many of our most treasured national parks. Vital lands and waters are in danger every day LWCF continues to be underfunded and our parks are neglected. I ask you to vote yes on the Great American Outdoors Act, which fully and permanently funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and protects our national parks. Please support all action to get this done right away.