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- Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - The goal is to relocate – or “translocate” – birds from a stable population in the Ocala National Forest to areas of restored scrub habitat not yet discovered by Florida scrub-jays.
- Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - Florida’s four-month bat maternity season starts April 16 and lasts through Aug. 14. The FWC reminds the public they cannot do exclusions to remove bats from buildings during this time when bats are giving birth and raising their young.
- Monday, April 3, 2017 - Florida Gopher Tortoise Day is being celebrated on April 10, with the FWC encouraging communities, organizations and individuals to help conserve this threatened species.
- Monday, March 27, 2017 - The FWC has verified the presence of at least two panther kittens north of the Caloosahatchee River in southwest Florida. These kittens are presumed to be the offspring of the first wild female panther documented north of the river since 1973.
- Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - From April 1 through Nov. 15, seasonal manatee zones require boaters to slow down in certain areas to prevent manatees from being struck by motorboats or personal watercraft.
- Monday, March 13, 2017 - Over the past few decades, the panther population has grown significantly. As the population grows, the chance for interaction between panthers and humans also increases – which can be bad for both people and panthers.
- Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - March is the beginning of Florida’s sea turtle nesting season, when female sea turtles leave the ocean to dig nests and lay golf ball-size eggs in the sand.
- Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - Florida turkey hunting is unique -- it’s the only place in the world where the Osceola subspecies of wild turkey is found.
- Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the FWC have updated the estimated number of endangered Florida panthers to 120 to 230 adult and subadult Florida panthers, according to a February 2017 report from the agencies.
- Monday, February 20, 2017 - A team of 15 observers from 10 organizations counted 3,488 manatees on Florida’s east coast and 3,132 on the west coast of the state. The FWC is encouraged by a third straight year of a minimum count higher than 6,000 manatees in Florida waters.