Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge was established for the protection of the Florida Panther and its habitat. While most of the Refuge is closed to public access, there are still several ways to enjoy the refuge.
Location and Contact Information
A critical piece of the wildlife corridor puzzle in Florida’s developed landscape, Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge is due west of the Big Cypress National Preserve, due north of Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve and Picayune Strand State Forest, and due south of Immokalee, Florida among millions of acres of conserved public land in South Florida.
What We Do
Wildlife conservation is at the heart of the National Wildlife Refuge System. It drives everything on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lands and waters managed within the Refuge System, from the purposes for which ais established to the recreational activities offered to the resource management tools used. Using conservation best practices, the Refuge System manages Service lands and waters to help ensure the survival of native wildlife species.
Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge is much more than panthers! There is a variety of wildlife that call the refuge home.
Visit our digital library to view refuge brochures and documents.
From its start in 1903, the National Wildlife Refuge System has owed its very existence to concerned citizens eager to protect America's natural resources.