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FWC updates management efforts as number of nesting eagles continues to increase

April 20, 2017 

With a healthy eagle population, the FWC is updating management efforts and conservation actions. 

FWC approves changes to Collier County manatee zones

April 20, 2017 

The FWC at its April meeting approved a rule implementing changes to Collier County manatee protection zones that balances manatee protection with the needs of boaters. 

Help keep nesting waterbirds safe: Give them space

April 13, 2017 

People can help keep nesting waterbirds safe by keeping their distance from them and Critical Wildlife Areas. 

FWC provides tips for living with alligators

April 12, 2017 

During spring when temperatures rise, alligators become more active. Although alligator incidents are rare, the FWC recommends taking precautions when having fun in and around the water.  

FWC, partners relocating Florida scrub-jays to increase populations

April 12, 2017 

The goal is to relocate – or “translocate” – birds from a stable population in the Ocala National Forest to areas of restored scrub habitat not yet discovered by Florida scrub-jays.  

Be bat aware: Maternity season starts April 16

April 11, 2017 

Florida’s four-month bat maternity season starts April 16 and lasts through Aug. 14. The FWC reminds the public they cannot do exclusions to remove bats from buildings during this time when bats are giving birth and raising their young.  

Spiny lobster season closes April 1

March 23, 2017 

The spiny lobster recreational and commercial season closes to harvest in state and federal waters starting April 1, and will reopen Aug. 6.  

Keep a lookout for manatees in motion this spring

March 22, 2017 

From April 1 through Nov. 15, seasonal manatee zones require boaters to slow down in certain areas to prevent manatees from being struck by motorboats or personal watercraft.  

FWC plans prescribed burn on Lake Okeechobee

March 14, 2017 

The FWC is planning to conduct a prescribed burn on 2,500 acres of Lake Okeechobee between the Kissimmee River and Buckhead Ridge Canal. 

Explore Florida’s Wildlife Management Areas with FWC’s Geocaching Challenge!

March 13, 2017 

It’s your chance to join a modern-day treasure hunt while soaking in the beauty of the wildlife and scenery on lead WMAs managed by the FWC. 

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