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Florida Matters: Florida Wildlife Corridor 2018 Expedition

This week on Florida Matters we meet explorers with the Florida Wildlife Corridor and discuss their upcoming expedition which gets underway later this month.

The 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.

Their third expedition kicks off April 15. 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.

Our guests include:

Mallory Lykes-Dimmitt: Vice President of Strategic Development at Lykes Bros. Inc. and former Executive Director of the Florida Wildlife Corridor.

Carlton Ward Jr.: Conservation photographer and co-founder of the Florida Wildlife Corridor.

Joe Guthrie: Wildlife biologist with the Florida Wildlife Corridor. Guthrie's work tracking bears in Florida inspired the team's first expedition in 2012.

WUSF is a sponsor of the Florida Wildlife Corridor and we will be covering their upcoming expedition. Follow along on our website and social media accounts.

I cover health care for WUSF and the statewide journalism collaborative Health News Florida. I’m passionate about highlighting community efforts to improve the quality of care in our state and make it more accessible to all Floridians. I’m also committed to holding those in power accountable when they fail to prioritize the health needs of the people they serve.
Robin Sussingham was Senior Editor at WUSF until September 2020.