Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

WEST PALM BEACH, FL - JULY 11:  Jennifer Ketterlin Eckles, Florida Fisheries and Wildlife Biological Scientist, sets a trap for a Nile monitor lizard along a canal on July 11, 2011 in West Palm Beach, Florida.  Sightings of monitor lizards in Broward and Palm Beach counties have increased this summer, prompting biologists with the Exotic Species Coordination Section of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and others to begin surveying and trapping efforts. Nile monitors are large, predatory lizards native to Africa. This species nests around water, and the FWC is concerned about potential predation in bird rookeries.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida Increases Patrols For Exotic Nile Monitor Lizards

Florida wildlife officials are upping their control of another exotic reptile that is wreaking havoc on wildlife in the area.

04/11/2015

Florida Black Bear.  (Source: http://myfwc.com/education/educators/black-bear-education/)

Florida Targets October For Bear Hunt

The state this October would open its first black-bear hunting season in two decades, under a set of rules that will be reviewed next week.

04/06/2015

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - DECEMBER 07: A Gopher Tortoise crawls near the Space Shuttle Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center December 7, 2007 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. NASA continues to evaluate sensor issues. Atlantis is re-scheduled to launch tomorrow December 8, 2007 for a mission to the International Space Station.  (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)

FWC: Stop Putting Gopher Tortoises In Water

Wildlife officials want to remind residents and visitors that not all turtles can swim.

04/03/2015

Go Fishing With Him

Locals, Visitors Can Go Fishing Without A License In April

Wildlife officials say visitors will be able to fish without a freshwater recreational fishing license in April.

03/26/2015

(Source: CBS4)

Eagles’ Nest Turns Up In An Unlikely Spot

A pair of bald eagles decided to start building their nest in an unlikely spot—a cell phone tower in South Florida.

03/12/2015

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day (Source: FWC)

Zoo Miami Will Accept Exotic Pets During Amnesty Day

Sometimes people sign up for things that, in the long run, turn out to be not the best idea—like acquiring an exotic animal as a pet.

03/06/2015

(Source: Tim Donovan/FWC)

Panther Dies After Being Hit By Car In Florida

Authorities said a Florida Panther was killed by a vehicle in southwest Florida, making it the eighth panther death this year.

02/25/2015

(Source: Tim Donovan/FWC)

Two Panthers Found Dead In SW Florida

Two Florida panthers were found dead over the weekend, bringing the total number of recorded panther deaths this year to seven.

02/17/2015

(Source: Tim Donovan/FWC)

FWC Investigating Two More Panther Deaths

The remains of two Florida panthers have been recovered and sent to a lab for further analysis.

02/16/2015

Alligator Whisperer01

Lawmakers Could Send Message: Don’t Feed The Bears

Florida lawmakers might increase penalties for people repeatedly caught feeding bears and alligators.

02/10/2015

more

previous