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  • least tern chick camouflaged on shell scattered beach

    Help us conserve beach nesting birds

    Thursday, May 21, 2020 -  By respectfully sharing our beaches and waterways with these birds, people can help ensure their survival.
  • More big news for tiny, critically endangered birds

    Friday, May 15, 2020 -  The Florida grasshopper sparrow captive breeding and release program achieved an important milestone: researchers have detected eight captive-reared sparrows breeding in the wild.
  • FWC online meeting May 14 open to the public 

    Monday, April 20, 2020 -  The FWC will meet online May 14 beginning at 9 am using Adobe Connect with a telephone conference line for accepting public comment during the meeting.
  • Manatee just below water surface

    FWC to boaters: Slow down to save manatees.

    Thursday, March 12, 2020 -  During this time of year, manatees leave their winter refuges and are more likely to be found in rivers, canals and nearshore waters.
  • montage of shoreirds, bear, sea turtle and manatee

    Wildlife is on the move in spring

    Monday, March 2, 2020 -  This increased level of wildlife activity means people are more likely to encounter wildlife and should take precautions to avoid disrupting these natural behaviors and prevent conflicts with wildlife.
  • Meetings set to discuss draft rule proposal related to CWD

    Friday, February 28, 2020 -  Meeting attendees will be invited to comment on a draft rule amendment, which if passed would prohibit importing or possessing whole and parts of carcasses of all members of the deer family originating from outside of Florida, except for de-boned meat; finished taxidermy mounts; antlers; and hides, skulls, skull caps, and teeth if all soft tissue has been removed.
  • Help FWC monitor freshwater turtle die-offs due to virus

    Thursday, February 27, 2020 -  A fatal viral disease continues to impact Florida freshwater turtles, and the FWC asks the public to assist the ongoing investigation by reporting sick and dead turtles.
  • Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for Feb. 29 at Naples Zoo

    Tuesday, February 25, 2020 -  People can surrender their exotic pets at the event, whether they are being kept legally or illegally, without penalty or cost.
  • Report horseshoe crab sightings to FWC for science

    Tuesday, February 18, 2020 -  Reporting horseshoe crab sightings provides important information about habitat use, population distribution and environmental conditions for spawning to FWC marine biologists.
  • It’s bat time again: Check your home before maternity season

    Thursday, February 13, 2020 -  Bat exclusions are illegal during the maternity season, which runs April 15 through August 15.