Brevard Zoo Monitoring Area Butterfly Populations
By Space Coast Daily // December 20, 2012
Public's Help Sought For Project
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Florida’s butterflies are undergoing the same kinds of environmental problems that have been responsible for the decline of such species as the Florida panther and the West Indian manatee.
The chief threat to most wildlife in much of Florida is the area’s expansion of urban areas to accommodate a skyrocketing human population and the inevitable loss of butterfly habitat.
The Brevard Zoo is working with the Florida Butterfly Monitoring Network and a number of Florida partners to create a future where man, butterflies and development can all exist together.
Citizen scientists all over Brevard County and throughout Florida are monitoring butterfly populations year round.
The zoo believes that if we become aware of the needs of our wildlife today, we can still save many species for tomorrow.
For more information about this project or to get involved, call Tracy Frampton 321-254-9453, ext. 323 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.