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Audubon Florida's Coastal Island Sanctuary collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2016-02

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of weekly, monthly, and annual reports form wildlife sanctuaries, correspondence, warden reports, newspaper clippings, photographs, data logs, population statistics, ecological studies, and assorted reports.

Dates

  • Created: 1918-1995
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1944-1995
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2016

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None. The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright.  Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at http://www.copyright.gov for more information.

Biographical or Historical Information

The first Audubon Sanctuary in Tampa Bay was established in 1934 to stop the shooting and harvest of nesting herons and ibis at Green Key in Hillsborough Bay. As human population growth and development in the Tampa Bay area have expanded, the wildlife conservation concerns of the Sanctuaries staff have also broadened from the more direct goal of the protection of nesting colonies themselves, to reflect an ecosystem approach. Today, the scope and area of the Florida Coastal Islands Sanctuaries' activities are still increasing to meet the conservation needs of the state's colonial waterbirds.

Note written by Audubon Florida

Extent

2.00 Linear Feet

2 boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection consists of materials related to the Audubon Society’s Florida Coastal Island Sanctuaries, whose mission is the protection of the great colonial waterbird populations of the Florida coast, and the natural systems that support them. Materials in this collection include reports from wildlife wardens, Florida sanctuaries, Texas sanctuaries, Whiskey Stump, Green Island, Tavernier, and the Florida Keys. Logs and studies in this collection report on bird populations, landscape carrying capacity, environment, wildlife distribution, and other ecological concerns.

Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged topically and according to chronology.

Method of Acquisition

Donation.

Related Materials

Audubon Florida Records, USF Libraries - Tampa Special Collections Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. Robert Porter Allen Audubon Collection, USF Libraries - Tampa Special Collections Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.

Lorida Audubon Papers, USF Libraries - Tampa Special Collections Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.

Bay Study Group Collection. USF Libraries - Tampa Special Collections Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.

Florida Audubon Slide Collection, USF Libraries - Tampa Special Collections Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Title
Audubon Florida's Coastal Island Sanctuary Collection
Author
Sydney Jordan, 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USF Libraries - Special Collections Repository

Contact:
4202 East Fowler Ave.
LIB122
Tampa FL 33620-5400 US
813-974-2731