Becca Bryan

Athena’s Army

The goddess Athena is best known to be the patron of heroic endeavor in Greek mythology. This Athena symbolizes that sentiment exuberantly. Six months ago, in the vast 720,000-acre Big Cypress National Preserve in south Florida, a tiny three week ...

Protecting and Conserving Gopher Tortoises

Video and photo credit: Janet Molchan Monday, April 10 is Gopher Tortoise Day in Florida. State and local wildlife conservation programs note this day with awareness activities relating to the Threatened species’ and its habitat. Gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) is considered ...

What Happens to Orphaned Florida Panther Cubs?

Sassy’s Story A young female Florida panther (puma concolor coryi) was rescued from an eastern Collier county, Florida park in mid-December 2015. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) panther biologists think her mother, who was given the official name ...

How One Rescued Florida Panther is Everybody’s Florida Panther

Video: Diane Randolph –Video Photographs: Janet Molchan and Ron Magill A rescued 30-month-old Florida panther is an ambassador for her species and its disappearing natural habitat.  Stunning. Beguiling. Kittenish. Endangered. All of these words describe a young orphaned, rescued, non-releasable ...

Individuals Matter Among Africa’s Wild Animals

A single animal bagged by a trophy hunter can quite easily cause the destruction  of the entire family unit that may depend on it for nurturing, protection, or other assistance to survive in the wild. Numerous articles, debates and meetings ...

Walking For Lions Project ‘Lights Up’ Big Cat Protection

While the world mourns and avenges the death of Zimbabwe’s beloved Cecil the lion, one man is on the ground in Botswana protecting lions from the angry guns of local farmers and ranchers. Marnus Roodbol is the founder of ...

Get Involved to Protect the African Lion

It is estimated that there are approximately 35,000 wild lions in Africa. This is a large decline in the total population since last estimates in 1980 of about 76,000. The decline is largely due to habitat loss, loss of prey base, and increased ...