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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Corkscrew Named Wetland of International Importance

News- By Eric Staats, Posted October 20, 2009

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is basking in the international limelight.

The International Secretariat for the Ramsar Convention, an intergovernmental treaty on wetlands conservation, has named the sanctuary a wetland of international importance.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Receives US Nomination as RAMSAR Wetland Site of International Importance

US officials nominate Audubon of Florida's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary to be designated as a wetland of International Importance by the RAMSAR International Convention on Wetlands. Included in this nomination and designation are lands that Panther Island Mitigation Bank has restored and entrusted to Audubon of Florida as the long term steward.
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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Pioneering partnership to help restore wildlife habitat in Collier

Monday, August 11, 2008

Naples— The Panther Island Mitigation Bank and Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary already are neighbors in northern Collier County...Click title to read article.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Swamp swap: Corkscrew's ‘perfect deal’

Wildlife main beneficiary of restoration
by kevin lollar • • June 27, 2008

Passing through the gate was like crossing from one world to another.

On one side was Panther Island Mitigation Bank, a series of wetlands rich in diverse native vegetation and wildlife.

On the other was a 640-acre cow pasture full of cattle, low grass and little wildlife.

But the cattle will soon be gone, and the cow pasture will be restored to a more natural wetland state.

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary has traded 1,280 acres to the South Florida Water Management District for the cow pasture, on the sanctuary’s north border, and 480 acres on its southwest border; the sanctuary’s two new properties will be restored as a mitigation bank.

“The swap is done,” sanctuary director Ed Carlson said...

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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary to restore wetlands

by kevin lollar • • June 20, 2008

Some recent swapping will soon bring about the restoration of 1,700 acres of agricultural land belonging to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Collier County...Click title to read article.