FWC to hold meetings on coastal conservation
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Media contact: Karen Parker, 386-758-0525
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC)
Coastal Wildlife Conservation Initiative (CWCI) is holding a forum
in Jacksonville on March 24 and 25.
The CWCI is a new comprehensive strategy for approaching
wildlife conservation issues in the coastal areas of Florida.
For the convenience of those with a particular interest or stake
in coastal issues, the FWC will hold two sessions. The March 24
session is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; the March 25 session is from 9
a.m. to noon. Both meetings will be in the University Center of the
University of North Florida, 12000 Alumni Drive.
FWC staff will present an overview of the initiative and its
partnership strategy and ask attendees to identify pressing coastal
conservation issues in their area and discuss gaps in research,
education, management and regulation that stand in the way of
resolving those issues.
"The CWCI's vision is to ensure the long-term conservation of
native wildlife in coastal ecosystems throughout Florida in balance
with human activities," said Laura DiGruttolo, CWCI coordinator.
"There are critical, immediate, as well as long-standing coastal
wildlife conservation issues that could be more effectively
addressed through the cooperative efforts of a partnership rather
than by individual agencies or entities," she said.
For more information on the Coastal Wildlife Conservation
Initiative, call Laura DiGruttolo at 386-758-0525 or go MyFWC.com/Conservation.