U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

(Source: Tim Donovan/FWC)

Panther Killed On Collier Highway Adding To Record Death Toll

A Florida panther was found dead after being struck by a vehicle in Collier County.

12/18/2014

Whooping cranes being raised in captivity before being transferred to Louisiana are seen at the US Geological Survey's Patuxent Wildlife Research Center November 19, 2013 in Laurel, Maryland.  Patuxent Wildlife Research Center has been home to efforts to replenish the whooping crane population since 1967 when scientists used 12 eggs collected from the wild to raise the endangered bird in captivity. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Ultralight Craft Helps Whooping Crane Migration

An ultralight aircraft has helped complete the annual winter migration of endangered whooping cranes to Florida.

12/11/2014

A freshwater turtle. (Source: FWC.com, Kevin Enge)

US: International Trade Threatens Native Turtles

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.

11/02/2014

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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

(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

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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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