U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Federal wildlife authorities hope they will be successful at getting a new rule put into place that would require permits to ship four native freshwater turtles overseas.
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.
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.
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.
Two men just pleaded guilty to charges related to an online video that shows a man jumping on two manatees.
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.
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.
Two butterflies, native to South Florida, may soon be listed on the endangered species list.
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.
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.