Share the Landscape

Share the Landscape is a wildlife coexistence initiative to educate Floridians on the importance of protecting wildlife and their habitat. Watch “Wildlife in Our Backyard,” our award-winning film, produced in partnership with the fStop Foundation, to learn more about how we can live in harmony with native wildlife.

Wildlife Coexistence

With expansive residential development encroaching on wildlife habitat in this region, education on co-existence is an important tool to help reduce human-wildlife conflict.

Wildlife is all around us and we are all a part of the same ecosystem. Each species plays an important role and contributes to keeping our environment healthy. Share the Landscape aims to elevate this concept. It is important to understand that we must not just tolerate wildlife, but rather, we must learn to thrive with wildlife while sharing the landscape.  

Education is one of the most important tools to help reduce human-wildlife conflict. With this goal in mind, the Federation, in collaboration with fStop Foundation, reached out to residents whose houses are located on the boarder of wild landscapes along Corkscrew Road in Lee County. Volunteers were selected and cameras were placed in their backyards to document wildlife that live and share the landscape with the residents.  

Images and video by fStop Foundation.

Backyard Cameras

Last year the Florida Wildlife Federation, in partnership with the fStop Foundation, set up cameras in neighborhoods throughout Florida that have been recording wildlife footage for the past 12 months. Each camera captures a variety of wildlife. Check out wildlife sharing the landscape in our first series.

Season 1, Episode 1

Season 1, Episode 2

Season 1, Episode 3

Season 1, Episode 4

Season 1, Episode 5

Season 1, Episode 6

Learn to Share the Landscape

The Florida Wildlife Federation, in partnership with the fStop Foundation, has also released a series of videos to educate Floridians on the importance of protecting wildlife and their habitat as well as educating people on how best to limit human-wildlife conflict.

Follow #sharethelandscape

Follow our social media campaign on Instagram and join the premiere of our award-winning film “Wildlife in Our Backyard” on Panther Day, the 19th of March, 2022.

News and Media

FWF’s Share the Landscape project, in partnership with the fStop Foundation, gained national and international attention in November of 2020 when our backyard cameras captured a man saving his puppy from an alligator. This video elevates the importance of ‘sharing the landscape;’ humans must respect wildlife and, of course, always keep your dog on a leash and avoid lingering near the edge of retention ponds where alligators are known to occupy.

Due to the graphic nature of this video, viewer discretion is advised.