"Feds Again Petitioned for Florida Panther Critical Habitat"
"As a species, the endangered Florida panther needs about 4,860 square miles in southern Florida to be protected as critical habitat to save the animal from extinction and recover the species, according to a new scientific petition submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by three nonprofit organizations.
The petition was filed late last week by the Center for Biological Diversity, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, and the Council of Civic Associations, which is affiliated with more than 70 civic organizations, government liaisons and community leaders in South Florida. "Source: ENS, 09/22/2009