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Plan to conserve Panama City crayfish goes to public for input

October 09, 2015 

The FWC is holding public meetings in Bay County this month to present a draft management plan to conserve the Panama City crayfish. 

Time to register for the 2016 Python Challenge™

September 30, 2015 

Starting Thursday, Oct. 1, you can register for the Python Removal competition online at PythonChallenge.Org. If you are one of the first 200 people to sign up, you will receive a free 2016 Python Challenge™ T-shirt. 

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for Oct. 3 in Fort Walton Beach

September 18, 2015 

This free event is open to the public and will be held in front of Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. Surrendered animals will be accepted between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. These animals will be checked by a veterinarian and made available for adoption by experienced individuals who are capable of caring for them. 

FWC working with partners on the 2016 Python Challenge™

September 03, 2015 

Additional partners have joined the FWC and the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida Inc. for the 2016 Python Challenge™. Lands managed by the South Florida Water Management District, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection will be part of the competition. 

FWC works with partners on waste management to reduce human-bear conflicts

September 03, 2015 

The agency plans to finalize its new Waste Management Action Plan, implement the comprehensive approach to waste management and bears, and continue working closely with partners on solutions.  

FWC Commissioners agree on strategic priorities for panther conservation

September 02, 2015 

The panther position paper is available by going to and clicking on “Commission Meetings” then “Agenda” for this meeting. 

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 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.  

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