The Florida Reef System is truly one-of-a-kind: It’s the only coral reef system in the continental United States. But our reef is experiencing serious challenges, and those of us who enjoy and benefit from it the most—anglers and divers—can make an impact.
Dive shops, fishing charter operations and other related businesses all depend on this truly unique natural system for their livelihoods, underscoring the need for all of us to do our part.
Here are six simple ways to #RespectOurReef.
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The lands that the endangered Florida panther calls home are at risk. Only 180 of these majestic cats are left, and every acre of habitat is critical. Call on Congress today to protect the natural resources the panther and other wildlife depends on.
We can’t protect our nation’s clean air, water and natural places unless we preserve critical conservation funding.
Invasive species run amok in our lakes, parks -- and even in our own backyards. They overrun native plants and damage the lands and waters that plants and animals need to survive.
Congress is close to taking a critical step to reduce U.S. energy use -- an essential strategy in the fight against climate change. But unless they hear from you now, this vital legislation will go unpassed, increasing threats to nature and communities.
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I agree that we must act to protect and respect the Florida Reef System, the only coral reef system of its kind in the continental United States.
The Florida Reef is vital to the health of our Atlantic and Gulf waters, as it supports an abundance of marine life and fish stocks. The Reef also contributes significantly to the Florida tourism economy and supports thousands of Florida jobs, from charter fishing captains to divemasters.
I'm adding my voice to The Nature Conservancy's call for all who visit the Florida Reef to respect this precious habitat and do their part to ensure that it endures forever.