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FWC designates new Critical Wildlife Area to protect nesting birds in southwest Florida

November 19, 2015 

The FWC has designated a sandbar in Collier County, known as “Second Chance,” as a Critical Wildlife Area. The island, which is part of a larger shoal complex, is an important nesting site for Wilson’s plovers and state-listed least terns and black skimmers. 

Florida plan conserving 57 imperiled fish and animals ready for public comment

November 19, 2015 

The plan combines managing the specific needs of 57 imperiled species with a new, larger-scale strategy addressing how to help multiple fish and wildlife species thrive and survive in the habitats they share. 

The Hunter Conservationist Paradox

October 30, 2015 

Hunter conservationists are underwriting and supporting politically a large part of wildlife conservation in Florida and the nation. Enjoying wildlife and its habitat is free to all, but the programs providing habitat conservation are not. Florida hunters specifically pay for managing wildlife through the licenses and permits they buy.  

Learn how to catch a python with free hands-on training

October 22, 2015 

Learn how to catch a python with free hands-on training 

FWRI opens its doors for the 21st annual MarineQuest

October 13, 2015 

The public is invited to explore Florida’s fish and wildlife and their habitats at the open house Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at FWRI’s headquarters on Tampa Bay (100 8th Ave. S.E., in downtown St. Petersburg). 

FWC addresses invasive plant growth in St. Johns River

October 13, 2015 

Applications of glyphosate and imazapyr aquatic herbicides will be made from Oct. 15 to 30 , if weather permits, on portions of the river between Highways 520 and 50. There are no restrictions on the use of water in the treatment area for recreational purposes, including swimming and fishing.  

Help plan the future of Salt Lake Wildlife Management Area

October 12, 2015 

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) staff will present the draft land management plan for the FWC-managed WMA, and people will be encouraged to comment and ask questions.  

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. 

FWC land manager receives award from Cabinet

September 04, 2015 

Jean McCollom, a land manager for the FWC's Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area, received the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Jim Stevenson Resource Manager of the Year award at a Sept. 1 Florida Cabinet meeting in St. Augustine 

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