Did you know? The Lemur Conservation Foundation’s reserve in Myakka City, Florida is a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat. In addition, LCF’s habitat has been co-certified with NWF’s state affiliate, the Florida Wildlife Federation.
Our 130-acre property includes not only three protected forests for our free-ranging lemurs. It also provides a welcoming home for local wildlife. We proudly display our Certified Wildlife Habitat sign, which demonstrates our commitment to ‘sustainably provide the essential elements of wildlife habitat.’
Food: Native plants provide food eaten by a variety of wildlife. Feeders can supplement natural food sources.
Water: All animals need water to survive, and some need it for bathing or breeding as well.
Cover: Wildlife need places to take shelter from bad weather and places to hide from predators or hunt for prey.
Places to Raise Young: Wildlife need resources to reproduce, and to protect and nourish their young.
Sustainable Practices: Maintain your yard or garden in natural ways to ensure soil, air, and water stay healthy and clean.
Yards, schools, businesses, places of worship, campuses, parks, farms, and other community-based landscapes can all be certified as wildlife sanctuaries. For more information on gardening for wildlife and details on how an entire community can become certified, visit the NWF website.