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Dr. David Onorato

Associate Research Scientist

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Direct Phone: (239) ***-****       

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

620 South Meridian St.

Tallahassee, Florida 32399

United States

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Since 1988, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has offered thrilling, hands-on, face-to-face alligator hunting opportunities that are unlike any other hunting experience imaginable. ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Biologist
Wildlife Conservation Commission

Panther Biologist
Fish

Associate Research Scientist
Florida Panther Project

Biologist
Conservation Commission

Biologist
unknown , Conservation Commission

Education

Ph.D.

Oklahoma State University

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"It really depends on what you ...

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"It really depends on what you define a subspecies to be," said Dave Onorato, a biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission who worked on the panther restoration project. "Perhaps they're now more close to what they were before they became inbred."

Onorato said the Florida panther case could be held up as an example for people trying to protect big cats around the world, including the most stressed tiger populations.


2011 Information - Florida Panther Festival

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Dave Onorato, a researcher ...

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Dave Onorato, a researcher with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, agrees. As he explained to the Tampa Bay Times in an email, the uptick in cougar roadkill is a result of "a mixture of more panthers, more cars/people, and less habitat."


Wildlife management - yellow |

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Nevertheless, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission associate research scientist Dave Onorato warns that the species isn't out of the woods yet."We've had a nice increase in population and that's a success story," he said.


Nevertheless, Florida Fish and ...

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Nevertheless, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission associate research scientist Dave Onorato warns that the species isn't out of the woods yet."We've had a nice increase in population and that's a success story," he said. "However, for the species to continue to make progress they're going to have to start moving into central Florida."The biggest limiting factor is space. These cats need room to roam, with the average male panther requiring 200 square miles and the average female needing 80 square miles for their "home ranges."Deborah Jansen said that South Florida can support around 120 panthers and has just about reached its saturation point."The panther population that is confined to a crowded South Florida has shown the results of this crowding: more males killing males, males killing females, more highway deaths, and fewer kittens surviving," Jansen said. ithout more natural habitat, the population will stay about where it is. Experts said 120 is not anywhere near the number needed to sustain a healthy, genetically diverse breeding population. ore land that is contiguous with existing habitat will need to be made available."We have documented males north of the Caloosahatchee River but no females north of the river since 1970," Onorato said. "The males are a lot less picky than the females, they'll move into marginal habitat, but the females won't. As a result, Florida panthers continue to be an isolated population and that's going to continue to be an issue."In Onorato's mind, a successful population would include three independent, yet connected, populations of 240 panthers each. "That's how you'd go about delisting the population, but we're still a long way from that," he said.

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