News Releases

Recent News

Showing 1 through 10 of 239 articles in the Wildlife categoryPrevious  /  Next

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.  

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

July 17, 2017 

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. 

FWC workshop in St. Lucie County encourages local governments to conserve gopher tortoises

July 17, 2017 

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. 

On July 4 give space to nesting shorebirds, sea turtles

June 29, 2017 

Please respect shorebird and sea turtle areas that are posted to protect these vulnerable species, but remember not all nests are posted.  

St. Johns River to get improved manatee protection signs

June 22, 2017 

The FWC is performing routine maintenance and replacing degraded waterway signs in the existing boundaries of the manatee zones.  

Help FWC monitor fish health by reporting fish kills

June 20, 2017 

The public can report fish kills to the FWC at MyFWC.com/FishKill or by calling the FWC Fish Kill Hotline at 800-636-0511.  

FWC’s Apalachicola River wildlife habitat manager honored by Governor, Cabinet

June 15, 2017 

Matthew Hortman, an FWC biologist who works on the Apalachicola River WEA, received the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s 2016 Resource Manager of the Year award at the June 14 meeting of the Governor and Cabinet in Tallahassee.  

High water prompts restrictions for 3 Everglades-area WMAs

June 14, 2017 

High water levels have prompted the FWC to issue an executive order temporarily restricting public access to Everglades and Francis S. Taylor, Holey Land, and Rotenberger Wildlife Management Areas.  

Showing 1 through 10 of 239 articles in the Wildlife categoryPrevious  /  Next


FWC Facts:
American eels spend 10 to 20 years in fresh or brackish waters only to migrate hundreds of miles to spawn in saltwater in the Atlantic’s Sargasso Sea.

Learn More at AskFWC