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The gopher tortoise, which is listed as threatened by the state of Florida, is considered a keystone species due to the fact that they share their habitats with more than 350 other species. (EN Photo/Kelli Krebs)

New FGCU road most likely won’t include wildlife underpass for tortoise habitat

January 19, 2016

It’s unlikely that the future road connecting FGCU’s South Village to Ben Hill Griffin Parkway will include a wildlife underpass in effort to limit disturbances to the campus’ main gopher tortoise...

Bear-proofing FGCU’s campus is a team effort

August 4, 2015

With increased controversy surrounding the recent ruling to lift the two-decade-old ban on bear hunting in June, the FGCU Wings of Hope program — with assistance from the Physical Plant, FGCU Housing...

Living with wildlife on campus, relocating the squatters

July 31, 2015

When attending a school nestled in more than 400 acres of preserved wetlands and uplands, it is not uncommon to find wildlife roaming the main campus. John Herman, an FGCU biology professor who was called...

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