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FWC recommends Collier County residents take steps to protect small livestock from panthers

August 29, 2014 

Precautions taken now will have beneficial long-term effects by discouraging panthers and other predators. 

Public sightings of Florida panthers, bears going strong, helping FWC biologists

August 25, 2014 

Biologists learning more about what areas of Florida provide viable habitat for these species. 

FWC recovers 299 sea turtle eggs from poacher

August 19, 2014 

Riviera Beach man was arrested for poaching turtle eggs in 2002. 

Black bear curriculum helps kids learn about wildlife

August 15, 2014 

Giving schoolchildren a chance to learn all about Florida black bears is a great way to teach them about wildlife, while sharpening their skills in reading, math, science and problem solving. 

Be a Hero! Help rescue manatees, sea turtles by getting FWC decals

July 31, 2014 

Decals available for $5 donation. 

FWC addresses 2 venomous reptile issues

July 28, 2014 

Men from Sarasota, Fort Myers involved in separate incidents. 

Imported lionfish not welcome in Florida

July 28, 2014 

Management changes effective Aug. 1 will help combat the problem. 

2 teens arrested for torturing a gopher tortoise

July 25, 2014 

They are charged with felony cruelty to animals and taking, harassing, harming or killing a gopher tortoise (misdemeanor). 

Panther biologists, officer honored by Florida Wildlife Federation

July 15, 2014 

Mark Lotz, Marc Criffield, Dave Onorato and Officer Lee Lawshe honored. 

FWC, partners use Internet to protect wide variety of wildlife

June 24, 2014 

"Operation Wild Web" targeted illegal sales of fish & wildlife, unlicensed businesses. 

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