Reports, Plans and Suggested Reading

FWC Florida Panther Annual Reports - This annual report summarizes panther research and management activities for a fiscal year (1 July to 30 June).  The report includes information about radiocollared panthers, documented births and deaths and maps showing where panthers were tracked.

Interagency Florida Panther Response Plan and Annual Reports – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service and FWC developed a plan to respond to a variety of human-panther interactions.  You can find the plan below as well as annual reports on activities conducted by the interagency team in accordance with the Response Plan.

Florida Panther Recovery Documents

List of Panther Publications

Statement on Estimating Population Size

Florida Panther Recovery and Management: Strategic Priorities

Suggested Reading

Alvarez, K.  Twilight of the panther.  1993.  Myakka River Publishing, Sarasota, Florida, USA.  501pp.

Busch, R.A.   The Cougar Almanac.  1996.  Lyons and Burford Publishers, New York, New York, USA.  144 pp.

Cory, C. B.  Hunting and fishing in Florida.  1896.  Arno Press, USA.  304pp.

Cougar Management Working Group.  2005.  Cougar management guidelines.  Wild Futures, Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA.  137pp.

Hornocker, M. and S. Negri (editors).  2010.  Cougar ecology and conservation.  University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois, USA.  306pp.

Jenks, J.A. (editor).  2011.  Managing cougars in North America.  Berryman Institute Press, Logan, Utah, USA.  200pp.

Logan, K.A. and L.L. Sweanor.  2001.  Desert puma: evolutionary ecology and conservation of an enduring carnivore.  Island Press, Washington, D.C., USA.  463pp.

Maehr, D. S. 1997. The Florida panther: life and death of a vanishing carnivore. Island Press, Covelo, California, USA.  261pp.

Shaw, H.G.  Soul among lions.  1989.  Johnson Publishing Company, Boulder, Colorado, USA.  140pp.

Young, S.P. and E.A. Goldman.  The puma: mysterious American cat.  1946.  The American Wildlife Institute, Washington, D.C., USA.  358pp.


FWC Facts:
Pocket gophers are only 10-12 inches long, but they can dig tunnel systems that extend for 500 feet or more, although 145 feet is the norm.

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