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Celebrate Fla.’s successes with endangered, threatened species

News Release

Monday, May 13, 2013

Media contact: Diane Hirth, 850-410-5291

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is celebrating Florida’s successes with endangered and threatened species throughout the week leading up to Endangered Species Day on May 17.

This year is also the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, which was approved by Congress and signed by President Richard Nixon in 1973.

The Florida panther is featured Monday, May 13 on MyFWC Facebook. It is the first of a series of wildlife spotlights this week focusing on the successes and challenges of conserving Florida’s imperiled species.

Visit through Friday to find out more about what it takes to conserve endangered or threatened species in Florida and how you can help.

More on Florida’s endangered and threatened species is available at

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The blue whale has a heart the size of a small car.

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