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FWC announces details of 2016 Python Challenge™ with partners

August 18, 2015 

Details about upcoming training events, competition rules, registration, prizes and events will be posted at PythonChallenge.org as they are finalized. 

Storms impacting sea turtles on southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast

August 12, 2015 

Heavy rain and rough weather along southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast are impacting sea turtle nests along the beaches, jeopardizing the eggs and hatchlings emerging from the nests. 

Gopher tortoise workshop set for south Florida

August 10, 2015 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is holding regional workshops to present information on opportunities for local governments to help conserve gopher tortoises in Florida. The last of the south Florida workshops is scheduled for Aug. 19 in Port St. Lucie.  

Orlando woman injured by alligator on Wekiva River

August 09, 2015 

Rachael D. Lilienthal, from Orlando, was injured Aug. 8 when an alligator bit her while she was swimming in the Wekiva River just west of the Wekiva Island Marina.  

Workshop set for gopher tortoise conservation in northwest Florida

August 03, 2015 

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

Discarded monofilament line injures, kills wildlife

July 21, 2015 

Tackle should be checked frequently for frayed line that may easily break. Unwanted or damaged line should be stored safely and securely until it can be placed in a recycling bin. If you see discarded monofilament line while you are out, pick it up, secure it and dispose of it appropriately. 

Workshop set for gopher tortoise conservation in central Florida

July 14, 2015 

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

Man cited for keeping Loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings in fish tank

July 14, 2015 

In response to a tip by a concerned citizen, FWC officers visited an address in Jupiter. After investigation, William Henry Jowett was issued a first-degree misdemeanor citation for possessing two loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings.  

FWC seeks video from Anna Maria businesses showing destruction of sea turtle nests, skimmer chicks

July 09, 2015 

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigators are asking businesses on Anna Maria Island to check video surveillance records for any sign of an all-terrain vehicle that destroyed five sea turtle nests and killed three black skimmer chicks on the night of June 27. 

Two injured in sturgeon strike in Santa Fe River

July 03, 2015 

The FWC suggests that everyone wear their life jackets, stay off the bow of the boat and go slow while underway. Any sturgeon strikes should be reported to the FWC by calling 888-404-3922.  

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FWC Facts:
Along the Florida coast, sea turtles annually make between 40,000 and 84,000 nests. Females nest every 2-3 years, laying several nests on sandy beaches.

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