Through partnership and cooperation, we can address the challenges facing wildlife today.

Florida's Wildlife Legacy Initiative is actively engaged in building and participating in strong conservation partnerships. All projects receiving support from the State Wildlife Grants Program have a partnership component. The following list highlights successful inter-agency and public-private partnerships supported by FWLI:

Be a partner:

Use the Action Plan: The State Wildlife Action Plan was developed by diverse groups and individuals with a stake in wildlife conservation and represents common ground for conserving Florida's wildlife and their habitats. You can use the Action Plan as a resource for information on Florida's species and habitats as well as to identify conservation actions you can undertake.

Participate in the Initiative: We encourage you to participate in the Initiative by attending meetings to develop shared priorities or to help implement ongoing projects (see News and Events page). In the future, we will invite you to share information to update and improve the Action Plan.

Apply for Funding: Florida's State Wildlife Grants Program and other programs the Initiative supports provide funding for projects that implement the Action Plan (See Apply for a Grant).

Support Funding for the Initiative: You can support funding for Florida's Wildlife Legacy Initiative by joining the Teaming with Wildlife coalition. The Teaming with Wildlife coalition is comprised of more than 5,000 organizations working to prevent wildlife from becoming endangered by supporting increased state and federal funding for wildlife conservation. To learn more about Teaming with Wildlife, please visit

List of supporters External Website

Look for ways to Partner: Coordination and cooperation are essential to achieving actions that will benefit wildlife. Look for ways to share priorities and responsibilities and pool resources. This is the most effective approach to conserving wildlife.

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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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