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Wildlife Corridors

Wildlife corridors are increasingly important in Florida, as natural areas continue to be converted into urban areas. Sometimes called green corridors, these ribbons of land wind between developed areas and connect habitats for wildlife.

If you live in a community that's still growing, you can help by encouraging the developers to plan thoughtfully and preserve natural areas, including both dry and wet areas.

The size and the shape of the preserved corridors will affect what animals will use them. Animals like mammals, lizards, and turtles that walk from one area to another find safer passage through continuous corridors, while some birds can fly between more fragmented areas of habitat.

In your own yard, you can help by including gradual transitions between your landscape and any natural areas.

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