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How You Can Conserve

Every day people make decisions that affect fish and wildlife in Florida. Whether it is in your backyard, at the polls, on the water, in the woods, or on the road there is much each of us can do. If people have the facts and understand the implications of their activities and decisions they can make the conservation-minded choice. 

Outdoor Recreation
Getting outdoors is a great way to contribute to fish and wildlife conservation. Visit our outdoor recreation page to learn more...

Living with Wildlife and Preventing Wildlife Conflicts
As Florida's population grows, so does the importance for conservation. We've assembled information and important tips on living with wildlife in Florida as well as what to do if you encounter an injured or orphaned animal, plus what to do about nuisance wildlife.

Nonnative Species
The best way to help prevent new introductions of exotic species into Florida is to be a responsible pet owner and not release the animal into the wild if you are unable to care for it.

Wildlife Lighting
The Wildlife Lighting Certification Program designed to educate the members of the public, the building industry, and government officials how to minimize adverse impacts to wildlife by using proper lighting methods.

Landowner Assistance Programs
The FWC and its conservation partners have a variety of landowner assistance programs for private landowners, who are an important part of conservation in Florida.

We need your help! Volunteers are becoming more important in our efforts to conserve fish and wildlife.

Report violators, fish kills, nuisance alligators and more
Here you'll find link to hotlines and online forms for reporting violators, fish kills, nuisance alligators and more...

Planting a Refuge for Wildlife
Creating habitat for wildlife in your Florida yard and neighborhood is simple and satisfying. Learn how to design a habitat to help conserve birds, butterflies and other wildlife.

Be a Florida Nature Tracker
Wildlife is all around us, even at our homes and in our communities. Learn how to identify and enjoy the plants and animals you see and help scientists gather data about animal populations around you.