The many dimensions and impacts of climate change require inclusive, multi-agency, multi-disciplinary partnerships. Climate change is too complex for any one organization to address effectively. To be more effective, and make more efficient use of resources, all agencies and partners need to be involved and pulling in the same direction.

FWC's intent is to be very inclusive and seek partners from state and federal government, universities, nonprofits, private and commercial interests with the like-minded purpose of solving the serious problem of climate change.

FWC was joined by the Sea Turtle Conservancy (formerly the Caribbean Conservation Corporation), Defenders of Wildlife, the Environmental Defense Fund, the Florida Oceans and Coastal Council, Florida Power and Light and the National Wildlife Federation in sponsoring the summit, Florida's Wildlife: On the front line of climate changeicon_PDF.gif. Additional partners joining FWC include The Nature Conservancy, Florida Department of Environmental Protection and The Bipartisan Policy Center (Seasons' End and Beyond Seasons' End).

In addition, the following groups participated in the summit, Florida Wildlife: On the front line of climate changeicon_PDF.gif.

1000 Friends of Florida
Allstate Resource Management Inc.
Archbold Biological Station
Audubon of Florida
Biological Research Associates
Bipartisan Policy Center
Caribbean Conservation Corporation
Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program
College of Marine Science, University of South Florida
Defenders of Wildlife
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Dynamac
Ecospatial Analysts Inc.
Eglin AFB Natural Resources
Environmental Defense Fund
Everglades Coordinating Council
Everglades National Park
Executive Office of the Governor
Florida Aquarium
Florida Center for Environmental Studies
Florida Citizens of Science
Florida Coastal & Ocean Coalition
Florida Department of Community Affairs
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Florida Department of Transportation
Florida Institute of Technology
Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuge
Florida Natural Areas Inventory
Florida Power and Light
Florida Sea Grant College Program
GTM Research Reserve
Gulf Restoration Network
Habitat Specialists, Inc.
J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
Lykes Bros, Inc.
Lykes Land Investments, Inc.
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
Miccosukee Tribe of Indians
Mosaic
Mote Marine Lab
MSCW
Muller and Associates,Inc.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Park Service
National Wildlife Federation
Natural Resources Defense Council
Oceanographic Institute
Orange County Environmental Protection Division
Palm Beach County Health Department
Palm Beach Environmental Coalition
Patel Center for Global Solution - University of South Florida
Pew Environment Group
REEF RELIEF
RW Parkinson Consulting, Inc.
Save the Manatee Club
Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure
South Florida Water Management District
Southeast Climate Consortium/UF-IFAS
St. Johns River Water Management District
The Nature Conservancy
Trust Source Inc.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Geological Survey, Florida Integrated Science Center
University of Central Florida
University of Florida - (Extension, GeoPlan Center)
University of Miami
Vanguard Partnership
Volusia County Environmental Management
Walt Disney World
White House Office of Science and Technology
Wildlands Conservation
Wildlife Foundation of Florida
Wildlife Management Institute
Wilson Miller
WRScompass



FWC Facts:
Approximately 1.7 million acres of Florida's remaining natural areas have been invaded by nonindigenous plant species, which have degraded and diminished our ecosystem.

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