This page introduces you to Conservation Core Concept 1. There are 12 Core Concepts.
Core Concepts are fundamental ideas in fish and wildlife conservation that clearly state what every citizen should know about:
- Conservation of Florida’s fish and wildlife
- Managing Florida’s fish and wildlife resources
- Role of fish and wildlife agencies in conservation
- Role of citizens in fish and wildlife conservation
Incorporating the Core Concepts into FWC’s education and outreach programs focuses and strengthens these efforts in Florida.
1. The FWC is the agency responsible for leading fish and wildlife resource management in Florida.
Key Message: Fish and wildlife resources are owned by no one and are held in trust by government for the benefit of present and future generations.FWC manages and protects these resources on our behalf for the benefit of all people and future generations.
Why this is important: In Florida as in all of North America, fish and wildlife are part of the public trust. This means that no one person or group of people “own” fish and wildlife, rather fish and wildlife are conserved to benefit society as a whole. To conserve fish and wildlife for the public, we look to government agencies that manage these natural resources using the best available science and the involvement and support of the public. The FWC is empowered by Florida’s constitution to protect and manage Florida’s fish and wildlife on behalf of the public and future generations.