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FWC: Governor Ron DeSantis’ Framework for Freedom Budget promotes natural resource restoration initiatives and supports law enforcementThursday, February 2, 2023 - Included in the Governor’s budget are high-priority conservation items including eradication and control of pythons and other nonnative fish and wildlife species, enhanced protections for Florida’s manatees and sea turtles, statewide seagrass restoration support, and support for law enforcement.
- Thursday, October 20, 2022 - Nearly 1,000 participants from 32 states, Canada and Latvia came together to remove hundreds of Burmese pythons from south Florida as part of the 2022 Florida Python Challenge®.
- Friday, September 23, 2022 - The cattail management areas proposed by the FWC have been approved by the Lake Okeechobee Aquatic Plant Management Interagency Task Force (an advisory group of state and federal agencies with public input on aquatic plant management conducted by the FWC, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Water Management District on Lake Okeechobee) and Audubon Florida.
Two Burmese pythons, clutch of eggs and hatchlings found and removed from Big Cypress National PreserveThursday, July 14, 2022 - In addition to python removal efforts on public lands, pythons may be humanely killed on private lands at any time with landowner permission — no permit or hunting license required — and the FWC encourages people to remove and kill pythons from private lands whenever possible.
- Friday, April 29, 2022 - Activities will include fillet demonstrations; family-friendly games and activities; art, diving and conservation booths; and the world’s largest lionfish spearfishing tournament, the Emerald Coast Open.
FWC, Southwest Florida CISMA invite the public to participate in freshwater 2022 Invasive Fish RoundupWednesday, April 6, 2022 - This event takes place from April 28 through May 1, with the weigh-in occurring on Sunday, May 1 from noon until 3 p.m. at Bass Pro Shops, Fort Myers.
FWC: Governor Ron DeSantis’ Freedom First budget promotes natural resource restoration and supports Florida’s law enforcement officersThursday, December 9, 2021 - The budget reaffirms Governor DeSantis’ commitment to high priority conservation items including red tide research and manatee rescue, and provides additional resources and support for law enforcement.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and partners celebrate another successful Florida Python Challenge®Thursday, August 5, 2021 - The 2021 Florida Python Challenge® yielded unprecedented results this year with more than 600 participants removing 223 invasive Burmese pythons from south Florida.
- Friday, July 9, 2021 - People interested in competing can still register through the last day of the competition, July 18 at FLPythonChallenge.org.
- Friday, July 2, 2021 - The award will be presented to the participant who removes the most pythons as part of the competition.