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FWC rescues orphaned panther kitten in Collier County

November 24, 2015 

The female kitten was likely orphaned when her mother was struck and killed by a vehicle on U.S. 41 near Collier-Seminole State Park. FWC staff took the kitten to the new rehabilitation facility at the Naples Zoo. 

Have fun helping wildlife, wild places when holiday shopping

November 24, 2015 

This holiday season, consider gifts to show your support of wildlife and help carry on the tradition of spending time with family and friends on Florida’s beautiful beaches, waterways and wildlife conservation areas.  

FWC biologist receives prestigious wildlife conservation award recognizing young professional

November 19, 2015 

Claire Sunquist Blunden, an FWC employee since 2010, has received the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies’ 2015 Mark J. Reeff Memorial Award that recognizes a young professional for outstanding service in the conservation of fish and wildlife resources. 

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. 

Bats take up residence in Madison’s abandoned tobacco barn

November 06, 2015 

Several biologists, along with city officials and extension office staff, recently checked out the roosting site in an abandoned tobacco barn. The two native bat species found roosting in the structure were identified as Southeastern myotis and Brazilian free-tailed. 

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, 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.  

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