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Conservation Priorities

What are the conservation priorities in Florida, and why are they important? Learn more about how organizations express what they value -- and try to protect it -- by framing on-the-ground objectives and actions that fulfill their mission and goals.

Featured Priorities in Florida

  • Conservation Priorities Data

    Florida has a wealth of GIS data to inform conservation planning and prioritization. Statewide datasets identify important resources such as species habitat, ecological corridors and significant water resources, providing objective, science-based decision support to policy-makers, planners and land managers.

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  • Critical Lands and Waters Identification Project (CLIP)

    The Critical Lands and Waters Identification Project (CLIP) is a decision support database that identifies lands and waters with important natural resource attributes of state and regional significance. The CLIP Database can serve as a statewide decision support information system for identifying important opportunities to protect Florida's essential ecosystems.

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  • Florida Forever Conservation Needs Assessment

    The Florida Forever Conservation Needs Assessment is an analysis of the geographic distribution of natural resource conservation priorities for the Florida Forever program.

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  • Florida Forever Priority Projects

    The acquisition priorities of the Florida Forever program are reflected by the projects on the Florida Forever Priority List.

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  • Florida Wildlife Action Plan

    Florida's Wildlife Legacy Initiative is a comprehensive program developed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to address the conservation needs of all wildlife in Florida.

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  • The Nature Conservancy Ecoregional Priorities in Florida

    Working across the country with numerous partners, The Nature Conservancy establishes conservation goals and priorities as part of a ranking process that assesses global habitats and identifies high-priority ecological regions. These analyses develop and disseminate finer-scale data on a variety of measures — the distribution and status of biodiversity, the habitat condition, current and future threats, and important sociopolitical conditions influencing regional conservation success.

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