Curate a collection of wildlife photos and videos utilizing habitat surrounding the study segment along Corkscrew Road
With the footage collection and study participant involvement, create an education tool for wildlife co-existence in Southwest Florida.
Engage the public through a Citizen Scientist initiative to be a part of the process to capture wildlife footage; thereby fostering a sense of stewardship and appreciation for wildlife.
Education is one of the most important tools to help reduce human-wildlife conflict and participation is one of the easiest ways to create passionate stakeholders. With this in mind, the fStop Foundation has reached out to different types of land owners that live and work in areas that are shared with wildlife.
From suburban homeowners to ranchers and preserve managers, we have critical partners that have taken the important step to participate in the Share the Landscape Project. Engaging the public to be a part of the process that captures wildlife on camera fosters a sense of stewardship and appreciation for wildlife. This leads to increased tolerance and, therefore, less potential conflict.
We reached out to residents whose houses are located on the boarder of wild landscapes. From Corkscrew Road in Lee County to homeowners in the suburbs of Orlando, volunteers were selected and cameras were placed in their backyards to document wildlife that live and share the landscape with the residents.
Ranchers play a critical role in conservation. This is especially true in Florida where ranchers share their landscape with all of local wildlife. The pastures used by cattle are also home to panthers, bears, deer, birds, and all of the other wildlife that call Florida home and that need that wild areas to survive.
Preserve Areas are areas that have been protected from development and can exist next to neighborhoods, highways, and other human development. We work with the managers of these areas and deploy cameras to monitor the wildlife that share these important areas. This allows to have a better view and perspective on how wildlife is coexisting with their human neighbors.
With expansive residential development encroaching on wildlife habitat in this region, education on co-existence is an important tool to help reduce human-wildlife conflict. The Sharing the Landscape Project is a wildlife-coexistence initiative to educate and assist local stakeholders on the importance of habitat connectivity for the wide-ranging Florida panther.
Watch our Award Winning Film,
WILDLIFE IN OUR BACKYARD
to learn more about the Share the Landscape Project.