Many species are dependent upon coastal areas for all or part of their life cycle. Habitat loss and degradation due to recreational and commercial activities have led to declining wildlife populations and few remaining healthy natural areas. Pressures on coastal resources have led to the declining populations of many species such as shorebirds, sea turtles and beach mice.
An integrated approach that focuses on wildlife and habitat needs as well as socio-economic issues, and includes participation by partners and input from stakeholders is needed to address in a balanced manner the range of activities that impact coastal wildlife.
Learn more about the Coastal Wildlife Conservation Initiative
Conservation of Florida's diverse and invaluable living resources is the focus of the FWC's mission - Managing fish and wildlife resources for their long-term well being and the benefit of people. On these pages, you can learn about FWC programs that enhance fish and wildlife conservation and what you can do to help.
Working together the FWC, Floridians and visitors with an interest in the outdoors can help ensure safe and sustainable use of your fish and wildlife resources.