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Captive Wildlife Announcements

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Information to Captive Wildlife Licensees on Avian Influenza


Information to Captive Wildlife Licensees on COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2)

Additional Information regarding wildlife and COVID-19

Florida Administrative Code In Review

The FWC Captive Wildlife Office is currently reviewing Rule 68A-6.018, F.A.C., related to the reporting requirements for injuries, bites, and escapes involving captive wildlife, as well as Rules 68A-6.009, F.A.C. and 68A-6.001, F.A.C., related to general regulations involving regarding the possession of captive wildlife. These rules are under review in an effort to increase public safety, animal welfare, and consistency of our rules. We welcome comments in regards to these rule topics and encourage submission of comments through the rulemaking comments form.

Hearing Agenda

The FWC Captive Wildlife Office will be hosting a hearing regarding changes to Rule 68A-6.003, F.A.C. Please follow this link for the hearing agenda.

Public Meetings

The FWC Captive Wildlife Office will be hosting public meetings to encourage input on captive wildlife regulations in Florida regarding reporting requirements for injuries, bites and escapes involving captive wildlife (Rule 68A-6.018, F.A.C.) as well as related and pertinent changes to Rules 68A-6.009 and 68A-6.001, F.A.C.


Tuesday, April 12, 2022
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville
1714 SW 34th Street
Gainesville, FL 32607

Winter Garden
Monday, April 25, 2022
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Springhill Suites Orlando at Flamingo Crossing
13279 Hartzog Road
Winter Garden, FL 34787

Palm Beach Gardens
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Homewood Suites
4700 Donald Ross Road
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418