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Interstate highways are a major barrier to dispersing animals, including the very few Florida panthers (all males so far) that manage to cross the Caloosahatchee River, the northern border of the panther’s present range.

http://www.wusf.usf.edu/news/2012/04/01/interstate_4_a_tough_barrier_for_the_florida_wildlife_corridor_expedition

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Interstate 4 A Tough Barrier For the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition

Special Report: Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition

 

By Steve Newborn

TAMPA (2012-4-2) –

As they thread their way north, members of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition have come across one of their biggest barriers – Interstate 4. And if humans have a hard time crossing the busy highway — what does that mean for wildlife?

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