Endangered Species

(Source: Tim Donovan/FWC)

Panther Attacks On Livestock & Pets On The Rise

As state wildlife officials work to repopulate the endangered Florida Panthers, more of the wild cats means increased the chances of interactions with humans.

12/13/2014

(Source: Tim Donovan/FWC)

Panthers Expanding Tracks Around Florida

The Florida Panther may be finding new territory around the state.

09/14/2014

A butterfly is seen near the space shuttle Discovery at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Source: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)

Two South Florida Butterflies Listed As Endangered Species

There is a new addition to the endangered species list from the state of Florida. Two butterflies found only in South Florida have been added to the endangered species list.

08/12/2014

Manatee and Sea Turtle decals offered by FWC to help pay for research, care, rescues and rehabilitation. (Source: FWC)

New “Be A Hero!” Decals Help To Save Manatees & Sea Turtles

You can help save manatees and sea turtles by purchasing a new decal offered by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

07/31/2014

A Bartram's hairstreak butterfly. (Photo source: National Park Service website)

Feds To Developer: Stop Planning Walmart In Rare Miami-Dade Forest

Federal officials warned a developer who plans on building a Walmart and other businesses on Miami-Dade land to stop planning construction of the mixed use development until a survey is done of the endangered wildlife on the property.

07/18/2014

An American Wood Stork from the National Audubon Society.  http://birds.audubon.org/ Photo by:  Jim Fenton

American Wood Stork No Longer Listed As Endangered Species

A bird that is found in Florida and once feared to be extinct has now been given an upgrade to a “threatened” species status 30 years after first being listed as an endangered species.

06/26/2014

The Florida bonneted bat is Florida’s largest and is spread out over six south Florida counties.  This one was found injured by a family in Little Havana and taken to Zoo Miami for rehabilitation before being released.  (Credit: Dustin Smith)

Rare & Endangered Bat Treated & Released By Zoo Miami

Zoo Miami treated and released one of the rarest endangered mammals in the world. Only a few hundred are believed to exist.

03/24/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Men Pleaded Guilty To Harassing Manatees

Two men just pleaded guilty to charges related to an online video that shows a man jumping on two manatees.

03/07/2014

Florida Panther (Source: AP)

Young Panther Injured By Car, Set For Release

A young endangered Florida panther that had been struck by a car is ready to be released back into the wild.

03/04/2014

Florida Panther (Source: AP)

$12K Reward Offered In Suspicious Panther Death

The Florida panther is one of the most endangered animals in the world, which is why state and federal wildlife officials are now offering a $12,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the suspicious death of an endangered Florida panther.

CBS Miami–12/19/2013

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