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‘Critical Wildlife Area’ signs go up around Bird Island in Martin County

January 28, 2015 

The FWC and Martin County have installed signs around a small island in Martin County, known locally as Bird Island, identifying it as a “Critical Wildlife Area.” The spoil island, also known as MC2, is an important nesting site for a variety of wading birds and one shorebird species.  

Northern African pythons targeted for removal

January 26, 2015 

This winter, the FWC and partners are continuing increased efforts to locate and remove invasive, nonnative Northern African pythons in south Florida to take advantage of the weather and the snake’s limited distribution. 

FWC to hold public hearings on proposed manatee zones for western Pinellas

January 26, 2015 

The FWC will hold two public hearings Tuesday, Jan. 27, and Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m. to gather additional public comment.  

Public meeting set on managing aquatic plant life in Lake Jackson

January 23, 2015 

The meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 3, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Lake Jackson Community Center, 3840 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee. 

Help plan the future of Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area

January 20, 2015 

Public hearing Tuesday, Jan. 27, in Monroe County. 

Information sought regarding suspicious pelican deaths

January 14, 2015 

The FWC is seeking information regarding the injuries and deaths of approximately six pelicans in the Florida Keys. 

Florida panther returned to the wild after recovering from vehicle strike

January 07, 2015 

The 2-year-old male was set loose in Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park in Okeechobee Co. 

Learn to identify, report and safely capture pythons

January 06, 2015 

The FWC is offering several Python Patrol trainings in S. Florida. 

DNA test helps identify bear that bit teenager in Eastpoint

January 02, 2015 

Genetic samples from victim's clothing matched those from bear captured, euthanized. 

Bear bites girl in Eastpoint; FWC responding

December 22, 2014 

Officers and biologists immediately responded to the scene and have initiated trapping and removal efforts. 

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