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  • FWC captures bear posing public safety threat

    Friday, May 11, 2018 -  FWC biologists believe the adult bear is responsible for attacking several dogs and opening and entering multiple unoccupied, parked vehicles.
  • Sea turtle nesting begins in May on many beaches

    Wednesday, May 9, 2018 -  Beachfront property owners and beach visitors can help nesting turtles and hatchlings by turning off or shielding lights that are visible from the beach at night.
  • Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for May 19 in St. Petersburg

    Monday, May 7, 2018 -  People may surrender their exotic pets at the event, whether they are being kept legally or illegally, without penalty or cost. The Exotic Pet Amnesty Program offers a legal alternative to releasing exotic pets that owners can no longer keep and helps to reduce the number of nonnative species being introduced into the wild.
  • Springtime spurs activity for Florida black bears

    Wednesday, May 2, 2018 -  Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, fwc, spring, bear, confllict, human, garbage, feeding, management, attractant, cubs, dave telesco
  • FWC working to trap bear in Longwood area

    Monday, April 30, 2018 -  The FWC is working to trap a bear in the Longwood area, and encourages everyone to use caution in the community.
  • Give nesting waterbirds space to help keep them safe

    Thursday, April 19, 2018 -  Nesting birds can be easily disturbed if people approach too closely. Such disturbance can cause birds to abandon their nesting sites, exposing eggs and chicks to predators, sun exposure and other harm.
  • FWC returns panther family back to the wild

    Thursday, April 12, 2018 -  On April 10, the FWC panther team released the panther family on the Picayune Strand State Forest in Collier County. This is the first time the FWC has rescued, rehabilitated and released a family group of panthers.
  • Gopher tortoises more active in spring, just in time for Florida Gopher Tortoise Day

    Wednesday, April 4, 2018 -  Anyone, or any group like a neighborhood association, can celebrate Gopher Tortoise Day and help conserve the tortoise. Go to for information and activities for April 10 and all year long.
  • Get involved! Be an FWC volunteer!

    Tuesday, April 3, 2018 -  The FWC is celebrating its volunteers who help conserve fish, wildlife and habitats, and help improve public access and skills related to outdoor experiences such as hunting, fishing, boating and wildlife viewing.
  • FWC provides tips for living with alligators

    Monday, March 26, 2018 -  Because alligators control their body temperature by basking in the sun, they may be easily observed. However, the FWC urges people to keep their distance if they see one. And never feed alligators because it is dangerous and illegal.