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Primary Sources Endangered Species Act of 1973. 16 USC. Sec. 1531-1544. Print.

This is the fully amended version of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 in its entirety. This is the information that most of the Florida Panther research will be based around. "Florida asks, is that a panther or a monkey?" Fox News. Fox News Network, 2 Sept. 2013. Web. 3 Nov. 2013. <http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/09/02/florida-panther-spottershelp-save-endangered-animal/>. This source provided more information on the public's view of Florida Panthers by explaining about sightings. This also gave some details about them and why the sightings are so rare. Florida PantherNet. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1 Nov. 2008. Web. 7 Oct. 2013. <http://www.floridapanthernet.org/images/field_notes/RecoveryPlan3rdRev2008.pdf>. This was one of the plans provided to help recover the Florida Panther population as a result of endangered and threatened animal protection legislation. Pittman, Craig. "Florida panther faces new danger: Its growing fearlessness." Tampa Bay Times. Tampa Bay Times, 9 July 2011. Web. 8 Jan. 2014. <http://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/wildlife/florida-panther-faces-newdanger-its-growing-fearlessness/1179467>. This source was used to find out what people think of the panther and the pros and cons of their increasing population. Richie, Nancy. "Have You Seen One? The Florida Panther." Coastal Breeze News. Coastal Breeze News, 24 Feb. 2011. Web. 29 Oct. 2014. <http://www.coastalbreezenews.com/2011/02/24/have-you-seen-one-the-floridapanther>. This source talks about Florida Panther sightings and what to do if you see one

compared to what is usually done by the public. It also talks about a few common mistakes made when you see one. Stokstad, Erik. "Florida Panthers Dodge Extinction." Science Mag. American Association for the Advancement of Science, 23 Dec. 2010. Web. 8 Jan. 2014. <http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2010/09/florida-panthers-dodge-extinction>. This source was informative on how the Florida Panthers bounced back from a near-extinction experience and what plans have helped cause it.

Secondary Sources Animal Welfare Institute. Animal Welfare Institute, 2014. Web. 26 Sept. 2013. <http://awionline.org>. I used this website for information on the history of the ESA and cases that involve endangered and threatened species. Baskin, Caroline, and Susan Bass, eds. "Florida Panther Facts." Big Cat Rescue. Big Cat Rescue, n.d. Web. 26 Sept. 2013. <http://bigcatrescue.org/florida-panther-facts>. This source provided more useful facts about Florida Panthers and talks about some of the research being done on them. "The Difference between Animal Rights and Animal Welfare." North Carolina Responsible Animal Owners Alliance. North Carolina Responsible Animal Owners Alliance, n.d. Web. 26 Sept. 2013. <http://www.ncraoa.com/animalrights.html>. This source helped me establish what I wanted my topic to be and changed my focus more to animal protection legislation, rather than rights. "Fact Sheet Florida Panther." Defenders of Wildlife. Defenders of Wildlife, n.d. Web. 26 Sept. 2013. <http://www.defenders.org/florida-panther/basic-facts>. This source has provided

many facts as well as threats to the Florida Panther. This has also provided actions that are being taken with the legislation to increase the population of Florida Panthers. Florida PantherNet. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, n.d. Web. 26 Sept. 2013. <http://www.floridapanthernet.org/>. This source has contributed much information to the general information and facts about Florida Panthers. Florida Panther Protection Program. Florida Panther Protection Program, 2010. Web. 26 Sept. 2013. <http://www.floridapantherprotection.com/>. This has provided some information on Florida Panthers and shows another plan that is put in place to help protect the Florida Panthers. Hill, Karen C. "Current Legislation and Protection Plans." The Florida Panther Society. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Oct. 2013. <http://www.panthersociety.org/leg.html>. Just as the title of the source says it provides current legislation and plans regarding the Florida Panther. "16 U.S. CODE CHAPTER 35 - ENDANGERED SPECIES." Legal Information Institute. Cornell University, 2014. Web. 8 Jan. 2014. <http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/16/chapter-35>. This provided the United States Code for the Endangered Species Act of 1973. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2014. Web. 8 Jan. 2014. <http://www.fws.gov/endangered/>. This source has helped in finding acts, laws, and plans involving Florida Panthers and endangered species in general.