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FWC continues cutting-edge science to collect data on Florida’s widespread bear population

September 29, 2016 

To continue the cutting-edge science being conducted on Florida’s black bears, FWC researchers recently placed radio-collars on 16 adult female bears to track their movements in and around Tates Hell State Forest in northwest Florida.  

Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day Sept. 24

September 23, 2016 

Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day with the FWC Saturday, Sept. 24, by getting outdoors and appreciating the contributions to conservation and wildlife that hunters and anglers make daily.  

Burmese python hatchlings seen on Key Largo:

September 22, 2016 

One 18-inch-long Burmese python was found on Aug. 2, 2016, in Key Largo, and a second similar-sized python was found on Aug. 3 in the same location. A third hatchling was found on Aug. 23 in north Key Largo.  

FWC land manager receives award from Cabinet

September 22, 2016 

Tina Hannon, a biologist at the FWC's Three Lakes WMA, received the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Resource Manager of the Year award at the Governor and Cabinet’s Sept. 20 meeting in Tallahassee. 

FWC: As autumn approaches, bears across Florida become more active

September 20, 2016 

Floridians should be extra vigilant in securing potential food sources around their homes and businesses. 

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for Sept. 24 in Fort Walton Beach

September 19, 2016 

People can surrender their exotic pets at the event without penalty or cost, whether they are being kept legally or illegally. The Exotic Pet Amnesty program helps to reduce the number of nonnative species being released into the wild.  

Final Population Modeling Confirms that Florida has a Robust and Growing Bear Population

September 15, 2016 

One of the nation’s leading bear scientists, Dr. Joseph D. Clark of the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Tennessee, has released the final modeling results estimating Florida’s black bear population.  

Learn about sea turtles, practice turtle ‘Safety 101’

September 13, 2016 

The FWC recommends residents and visitors in Florida’s coastal communities follow these guidelines to help conserve sea turtles and their hatchlings: 

FWC using public input to improve Critical Wildlife Area proposals

September 12, 2016 

The FWC continues to move forward with an unprecedented initiative to conserve some of Florida’s most vulnerable wildlife by designating and modifying Critical Wildlife Areas throughout Florida.  

FWC Commissioners approve draft rule changes to venomous reptile regulations aimed to improve public safety

September 09, 2016 

At its Sept. 8 meeting in St. Augustine, the FWC approved draft rule changes to existing venomous reptile regulations to improve public safety.  

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