South Florida Urban Wildlife Refuge Program


South Florida is at the forefront of climate change and sea level rise, so we must bring nature into our communities. The Urban Wildlife Refuge Program in South Florida is doing just that with the help of Liz Figueroa, South Florida Regional Partnership Specialist.

The National Wildlife Refuge Association’s Urban Refuge Program reaches beyond refuge boundaries and into communities throughout our nation to connect all Americans to nature through dynamic outreach and by cultivating innovative partnerships across multiple sectors. The Refuge Association works in close coordination with the Fish and Wildlife Service’s Urban Wildlife Conservation Program and Refuge staff, and measures success using their same standards of excellence as a framework, with an emphasis on four:
-Know and Relate to the Community
-Connect People with Nature via Stepping Stones of Engagement
-Build Partnerships
-Ensure Adequate Long-Term Resources


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