Conservation Summit 2023

Conservation Summit 2023

A Conversation About Conservation with CARLTON WARD, JR.

Thursday, November 16th at Ocala Breeder's Sales


Hear from the National Geographic Explorer and Conservation Photographer as he shares the story about how photographing the elusive and endangered Florida Panther in south Florida led to the Florida Wildlife Corridor Act and $800 million in funding for the corridor. Carlton’s quest was documented in  Path of the Panther, an award-winning film produced by Leonardo DiCaprio.

We will also hear from Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, CEO of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Foundation and Traci Deen, President and CEO of Conservation Florida.

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, light fare and libations served

Learn About the Florida Wildlife Corridor

Path of the Panther Book Signing


Carlton Ward, Jr. will sign copies of Path of the Panther hard copy book, published by National Geographic. The book is full of stunning images of the Florida Panther. Foreword by Carl Hiaasen.

Along With a Beautiful Herd of Sponsors:




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For an official press release, images and press passes, go here.

And Special Guests: