Florida Seeks ‘Bear Response’ Workers In Efforts To Reduce Human & Bear InteractionsThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is seeking people to help with efforts to reduce interactions between humans and bears.
Florida Wildlife Officials Already Making Manatee Preparations For Next WinterAfter providing more than 200,000 pounds of lettuce to starving manatees because of depleted seagrass beds in state waters, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Executive Director Eric Sutton said Tuesday efforts are already underway to prepare for next winter.
Panel To Consider Oyster Harvest SuspensionThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is slated to consider a draft rule that would suspend wild oyster harvesting in Apalachicola Bay through the end of 2025, according to an agenda for a two-day online meeting that will start July 22.
Florida Bill Would Let State Agencies To Use Drones To Eradicate Invasive PythonsA unanimously approved bill would allow the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Florida Forest Service to use drones in the fight against invasive Burmese pythons.
2 Charged With Trafficking Thousands Of Turtles Two suspects are facing serious charges after wildlife officials say they were poaching thousands of Florida’s native turtles from the wild and selling them illegally
Planning To Ride An Elephant In Florida? Pachyderm Rides Could Face New RulesElephant rides, which the state recognizes as having become a “polarizing topic,” could face a series of new rules when the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission meets next week.
US Senator Marco Rubio Urges Conservation Officials To Ensure Key Deer Populations Remain ProtectedOn Thursday, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) sent a letter to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), urging the agency to ensure that Florida Key deer populations remain protected.
Florida Wildlife Agency Clarifies Message To Kill Invasive IguanasFlorida wildlife officials are clarifying instructions to the public about killing non-native iguanas.
Endangered Florida Panther Dies After Being Hit By CarAn endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle.
Woman Arrested For Stomping On Miami Beach Sea Turtle Nest Is Back In JailA woman who was charged with stomping on a sea turtle next was arrested again.
Florida Tourist Facing Felony Charges For Stomping On Protected Turtle Nest In Miami BeachA woman spent the night in the Miami-Dade County Jail after being arrested for disturbing a sea turtle nest.
Florida Swimmers Evacuated After Alligator Was Spotted Just Off Jacksonville BeachFlorida beachgoers received quite a shock when something unexpected showed up in the water.
Florida Man Shooed Raccoon Off Boat, FWC InvestigatingA Florida attorney could be facing charges after posting a video on social media showing him kill an animal.
VIDEO: Endangered Florida Panther On Wrong Side Of Fence, Lured Back To SafetyThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recently posted a video of a driver and FWC officers coming together to help an endangered Florida panther get to safety after it was seen stuck on the wrong side of a safety fence.
Red Tide Research Bill Passes Unanimously Through Florida SenateAlgae blooms have become a major problem along Florida’s coastlines.