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Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for Oct. 14 in Fort Walton Beach

October 09, 2017 

People may surrender their exotic pets at the event, whether they are being kept legally or illegally, without penalty or cost.  

Orange Lake management activities update presentation to be held Oct. 17

October 04, 2017 

A public meeting to present an update on management activities performed at Orange Lake under last year’s work plan and to discuss the draft work plan for the upcoming year is scheduled for Oct. 17. 

FWC: Bears become more active in fall

September 27, 2017 

To be ready for leaner winter months, bears require around 20,000 calories a day and will eat anything that’s convenient. Accessing unsecured garbage often provides more calories in a shorter amount of time than foraging in the woods.  

FWC releases new videos to help Florida residents avoid conflicts with bears

August 31, 2017 

These videos are designed to help educate the public about how to safely coexist with bears in Florida. 

Help hatchlings home by leaving them alone

August 22, 2017 

Sea turtle hatchlings are small and appear helpless, so people may make the mistake of thinking they need assistance getting to the water. But you can help hatchlings home by leaving them alone. 

FWC, Franklin County and Carrabelle provide hardware to make trash cans bear resistant

July 31, 2017 

The county and city purchased 250 sets of hardware that can be added to regular, sturdy trash cans to make them bear resistant. 

FWC workshop in Nassau County encourages local governments to conserve gopher tortoises

July 27, 2017 

The goal of these workshops is to identify ways cities and counties can participate in conserving one of Florida’s threatened species. 

FWC workshop in Lake County encourages local governments to conserve gopher tortoises

July 20, 2017 

The goal of these workshops is to identify ways cities and counties can participate in protecting one of Florida’s threatened species. In addition, the FWC will discuss financial incentives available for local governments.  

FWC workshop in Polk County encourages local governments to conserve gopher tortoises

July 20, 2017 

The goal of these workshops is to identify ways cities and counties can participate in protecting one of Florida’s threatened species. In addition, the FWC will discuss financial incentives available for local governments.  

New FWC BearWise funding will focus on communities with ordinances

July 20, 2017 

The funding will offset the costs for residents and businesses to use bear-resistant equipment to secure their garbage from bears.  

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Black bear cubs are very small at birth, weighing only 8 to 15 ounces, which is the size of a small squirrel.

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