Dead cat walking: The Florida panther
Have you read Craig Pittman’s Special Report about the Florida panther? You can read the two-part special report on the e-Edition of the Times or on Tampabay.com. You also can access videos, panther facts and previous articles on the Multimedia Report at tampabay.com/floridapanther.
The Florida Panther has been on the endangered species list since 1967. The Endangered Species Act, federal legislation passed in 1973, is designed to protect critical habitat so that endangered species have a place to live and a chance to survive. The articles in the Times focus on the lack of any designated “critical habitat” for the Florida panther and how that has contributed to the dwindling numbers of healthy panthers left in South Florida. What do you think about this? Can you offer any alternative solutions? Do you think there are other reasons the Florida Panther population is at risk? Do you have any questions for Times staff writer Craig Pittman? Share your thoughts and ideas here on the NIE Blogging Zone.