Endangered Species

Keys Marine Sanctuary Marks 25th AnniversaryMonday marks the 25th anniversary of the creation of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, a federally designated area protecting some 2,900 nautical miles of waters that surround the Keys island chain including the continental United States’ only living coral barrier reef.
Baby Rhino Joins Herd At Tampa Busch GardensA month-old southern white rhinoceros and her mother have been successfully introduced to the rest of the herd, said employees at Busch Gardens Tampa.
State Calls Bear Hunt A Success, Opponents Call It A SlaughterFlorida wildlife officials Thursday called last month's bear hunt a success, with 304 bears killed in two days and few hunters cited for violations --- but critics called it a slaughter, saying most of the bears were killed on private land, where state regulations could be more easily skirted.
Man Attacked By Bear As Hunting Season OpensA man, who was not a hunter, was attacked near Tallahassee by a bear on the first day of hunting season.
Black Bear Hunting Season Begins Amid ProtestsFor the first time in 20 years, hunters on Saturday will be given the opportunity to stalk the Florida wilderness and legally kill black bears.
Judge Rejects Effort To Halt Bear HuntA Leon County judge said Thursday science used by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is sufficient to justify the state's first black-bear hunt in more than two decades, although he added the agency could have done a better job in establishing the rules.
'Harvest' Numbers Set For Revived Bear HuntA target was placed on at least 320 black bears Wednesday as the once-threatened species will be hunted across Florida next month for the first time in more than two decades.
$4 Million In US Projects That Aim To Protect Sage Grouse Could Hurt MilitaryFederal officials have announced more than $4 million in projects in four states as part of a wildfire-fighting strategy but the efforts could hurt training operations at numerous U.S. military facilities in the West.
Zoo Visitors Witness Birth Of Antelope Considered EndangeredSome visitors at the ZooMiami on Friday got to share a rare experience together, the birth of an antelope considered to be endangered.
Biologists Question Federal Plans To Protect Sage Grouse BirdThe government is preparing insufficient protections for a ground-dwelling bird that has declined significantly over the past century and soon will face a possible endangered species listing.
Group Puts Pressure On UM Over Sale Of Rare Dade ForestA growing group of protesters were outside the University of Miami (UM) Friday holding signs in hopes, what they say is a priceless piece of land, is preserved for future generations.
Panther Attacks On Livestock & Pets On The RiseAs state wildlife officials work to repopulate the endangered Florida Panthers, more of the wild cats means increased the chances of interactions with humans.
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