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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.  

Slow down for manatees migrating to warmer waters

October 29, 2015 

Boaters should be aware that many seasonal manatee protection zones go into effect on Nov. 15 throughout the state. For information about manatee protection zones by county, including the seasonal changes, go to MyFWC.com/Manatee, and click on “Data and Maps.”  

Prescribed fire scheduled for western Lake Okeechobee

October 28, 2015 

The prescribed fire is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 29, through Monday, Nov. 2, weather permitting. Access to the navigational trails through the bay may be limited temporarily during the fire for safety reasons. 

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). 

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. 

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.  

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