Florida Survey Spots Record Number Of ManateesFlorida wildlife officials say their annual manatee survey counted 6,620 of the sea cows — the most since the state began the census in 1991.
Coast Guard Searching For Missing Single-Engine PlaneThe U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a small plane carrying three people that failed to show up at its destination along Florida's Gulf Coast.
Rehabilitated Manatee Ready To Return To Natural HabitatThe Miami Seaquarium is returning a rehabilitated manatee to its natural habitat.
China-Bahamas Fishing Talks Alarm Florida OfficialsFWC officials expressed concern that the government of the Bahamas is in talks with China to split fishing rights in waters east of Florida.
Trash Program Could Close Lid On Hungry BearsThe FWC chairman signed an agreement with a trash and recycling firm Wednesday aimed at reducing human-bear conflicts in Florida.
State Wildlife Officials To Consider Another Bear HuntFlorida wildlife officials are set to consider whether to hold another bear hunt at their quarterly meeting.
Gun-Rights Groups Aim For Another Bear HuntAs a renewed debate builds about the issue, the National Rifle Association and the Unified Sportsmen of Florida are urging the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to hold a bear hunt later this year.
Wildlife Staff Preps For Possible Bear HuntWildlife officials will use input from an ongoing series of webinars to help make their case about how a black-bear hunt could be held later this year, even as many of the questions posed come from critics.
FWC & Locals Work Together To Save Injured ManateeA manatee struck by a propeller is recovering in Miami after being rescued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Fish And Wildlife Holds Webinars On Bear HuntThe FWC will hold three webinars about bear-management issues as they contemplate another hunt.
Seminole Commissioners Take Aim At Bear HuntSeminole County commissioners, over opposition from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, said Tuesday they don't want another statewide bear hunt.
Florida Boating Accidents Up In 2015Florida had 737 boating accidents last year, an increase of 103 accidents from year before.