Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Collier debate brews over town, panthers

News Press reports here on a controversy over the possibility of the development of the new town of Big Cypress to encroach on the habitat of endangered Florida panthers. The proposed new town of 9,000 residences would be built over the next 15 years in Collier county. Environmental experts say more than 90 percent of the town's boundaries fall within primary panther habitat, according to the article.

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