Endangered Species

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

Group Puts Pressure On UM Over Sale Of Rare Dade Forest

A 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.

02/27/2015

(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

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