Here's just a small sampling of what we aim to preserve...
We are targeting large tracks of land that are habitat for listed and endangered species in Southwest Florida, including the panther. In May of 2019, we finalized the purchase of the 10 acre parcel of property and home that once belonged to Dr. Robert H. Gore, and is now known as Cypress Cove Sanctuary. We have started repairs and improvement to the the home, the future Dr. Robert H. Gore Education Center. We'll be opening the trails and begin offering events and education to the public on the property in March of 2020. Conservation Collier, in support of the vision for the original 179 acre preserve, purchased the remaining 169 acres of Dr. Gore's original property for preservation, and will be opening the county owned Robert H. Gore Preserve by early 2020 as well.
These beautiful wetlands and marshes are home to countless native species, critically important for biodiversity.
Florida Panthers are usually found in pinelands, hardwood hammocks, and mixed swamp forest. Adult males may range over an area of 200 square miles, while females range over a 70-80 square mile area. Panthers are very solitary animals. This kitten's survival depends on no net loss of existing habitat. This summer alone, our trail cameras and guests have spotted multiple Panthers, including 3 kittens at Cypress Cove Sanctuary. The video above is the kittens with their mother, est. 5 months old.