MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Florida Governor Rick Scott declared March 21st as “Save the Florida Panther Day.”READ MORE: COVID In Florida: 1,613 New Cases, 35 Deaths Reported On Monday
The move comes after there has already been 11 panther deaths in Florida for 2015.READ MORE: Road To Reopening: Miami-Dade County Lifts Midnight Curfew
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.MORE NEWS: South Florida Airports Report Flight Delays, Cancellations
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.