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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Florida Governor Rick Scott declared March 21st as “Save the Florida Panther Day.”

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The move comes after there has already been 11 panther deaths in Florida for 2015.

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Gov. Scott had said this year he is recommending an investment of $150 million toward land acquisition and management which will focus on protecting land for the Florida panther.

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The funding for Florida’s ecosystem is meant to ensure that the species such as the Florida panther are protected as well as the  Everglades remains preserved for generations to come.