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The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition team has trekked through scrub, swamp and forest from one end of the state to the other. They have documented their journeys in film, books and photography exhibitions with a goal demonstrating the urgent need for an unbroken spine of wilderness running the length of Florida to give wildlife a chance for survival.The third expedition kicked off April 15 and once again, WUSF News reporters are along for the adventure. This time around the explorers want to highlight an area of wilderness in Central Florida that is threatened on all sides by urban development and transportation infrastructure including Interstate 4.WUSF Public Media is a sponsor of the Florida Wildlife Corridor. Follow along on with our reporters on our website and social media accounts on Facebook and on Twitter, using the hashtag #Heartland2Headwaters.

Wildlife Corridor Expedition Tours Florida's Largest State-owned Ranch

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Babcock Ranch Preserve

The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition has just come out of one of the wildest places in Florida - if not the entire country - the Fakahatchee strand. We also speak with Mallory Lykes Dimmitt on how the Babcock Ranch Preserve is faring as a publically-run ranch.

The expedition is traveling up the rugged heart of Florida. Their mission - calling attention to the need to connect the state's disjointed wild areas into a contiguous wildlife corridor. This week, after leaving the Everglades, members Carlton Ward Jr. and Elam Stoltzfus spoke on their experience. The group then traversed the Babcock Ranch Preserve, in Charlotte and Lee counties. It's the largest state-owned conservation parcel in Florida.

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