Brevard Zoo Monitoring Area Butterfly Populations

By  //  December 20, 2012

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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 Brevard Zoo is looking for volunteers to help monitor butterfly habitats throughout Brevard County. (Shutterstock image)

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 tframpton@brevardzoo.org.


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