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Miami International Targets Wildlife Smugglers

Wildlife inspectors at Miami International Airport are trying to keep illegal animal imports from entering the country as the airport leads the nation in shipments of both living and dead animals, according to the The Miami Herald.

08/02/2014

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

(Photo Credit: Turtle Hospital) Sara, an endangered loggerhead sea turtle, recovering at the Turtle Hospital in Marathon after being speared in the head.

Critical Habitat Designated For Loggerhead Turtles

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has designated some parts of Florida as a critical habitat for the highly threatened loggerhead sea turtle.

07/09/2014

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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

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Lawmakers Want More Giant Snakes Banned

Florida lawmakers along with other House members are pushing the Obama administration to add five types of giant snakes to an existing federal python ban.

01/28/2014

Panama City Crayfish (Source: MyFWC/Lisa Keppner)

Wildlife Service Considers Adding Three Florida Species To Endangered List

The Florida Keys mole skink, Panama City crayfish and the Suwannee moccasin shell mussel are just three of the nine species the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering for protection under the Endangered Species Act.

09/24/2013

The Miami Blue butterfly is endangered but not extinct yet.

Protections Proposed For Two Rare Fla. Butterflies

Two butterflies, native to South Florida, may soon be listed on the endangered species list.

08/15/2013

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Officials Team Up To Crackdown On Intoxicated Boaters

Boating under the influence, BUI, is a serious issue and continues to be a major problem across the nation. In an effort to raise awareness and crackdown on BUIs, local and nationwide officials will launch Operation Dry Water from June 28-30th.

CBS Miami–06/22/2013

The Miami Blue butterfly is endangered but not extinct yet.

Two South Florida Butterfly Species Now Extinct

South Florida and the rest of the world has lost two more butterfly species.
U.S. wildlife officials said Monday the two butterfly species, historically found in South Florida, are likely extinct.

CBS Miami–06/11/2013

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Injured Florida Panther Kitten Rescued

A nine-month old Florida Panther kitten was rescued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on Monday after it was found injured in Collier County.

CBS Miami–05/16/2013

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