Proposed Toll Road Would Harm Florida Panthers, Report Says

By Jessica Meszaros

WUSF Tampa, WJCT Jacksonville

Florida panther roaming sandy grass at night.

A study says the road planned between Polk and Collier counties would undo all the progress that has been made in the past 25 years for endangered Florida panthers by state and federal agencies.

The Nature Conservancy, an advocacy group, commissioned the report, which was authored by former Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission wildlife ecologist Randy Kautz.

Click here to view the full report.