Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Florida
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Florida Diversity and Inclusion

The 2019 Doris Duke cohort learns field techniques in Florida.

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice are vital to our mission at the Florida Coop Unit. We are dedicated to building a culture of inclusivity and respect through graduate education, research, and technical assistance. Much like biodiversity imparts ecosystem resilience, we believe that human diversity enhances the resilience of the conservation community, providing pathways to engage with the world and deliver solutions to conservation, and broader societal, challenges. We oppose discrimination, inequality, and racism in all of their forms, seeking to understand and abolish systems of power and privilege in our profession and our world. We believe that diversity is a source of strength, ingenuity, and inspiration. We welcome people from all backgrounds, listen to all voices without judgment, and hold ourselves accountable for building a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and just community.