News Releases

Recent News

Showing 1 through 10 of 227 articles in the Conservation categoryPrevious  /  Next

Help FWC monitor fish health by reporting fish kills

June 20, 2017 

The public can report fish kills to the FWC at MyFWC.com/FishKill or by calling the FWC Fish Kill Hotline at 800-636-0511.  

FWC’s Apalachicola River wildlife habitat manager honored by Governor, Cabinet

June 15, 2017 

Matthew Hortman, an FWC biologist who works on the Apalachicola River WEA, received the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s 2016 Resource Manager of the Year award at the June 14 meeting of the Governor and Cabinet in Tallahassee.  

High water prompts restrictions for 3 Everglades-area WMAs

June 14, 2017 

High water levels have prompted the FWC to issue an executive order temporarily restricting public access to Everglades and Francis S. Taylor, Holey Land, and Rotenberger Wildlife Management Areas.  

FWC seeks input on conserving Florida burrowing owls in urban landscapes

June 08, 2017 

The meeting will focus primarily on the process for developing permitting guidelines and on interim permitting processes for Florida burrowing owls in urban areas. 

Springtime spurs activity for Florida black bears, cubs

May 18, 2017 

TheFWC reminds the public to be aware that bears are becoming more active this time of year. There are important things people can do over the next few months to reduce negative interactions with Florida’s largest land mammal. 

Pinellas County to get new manatee protection signs

May 17, 2017 

The FWC will soon begin work to repair, clean and install waterway markers for existing boating safety and newly-established manatee protection zones in Pinellas County.  

FWC transplants aquatic plants to help restore Lake Istokpoga

May 08, 2017 

Thousands of aquatic plants are being transplanted into Lake Istokpoga in an effort to help restore this popular shallow-water bass fishing lake in Highlands County.  

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for May 6 in Sanford

May 01, 2017 

People may surrender their exotic pets at the event without penalty or cost, whether they are being kept legally or illegally. This free event is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens. 

New Study Shows Americans’ Deep Appreciation for Nature, Barriers to Connection

April 26, 2017 

Contact with nature is an important part of growing up and linking Americans to one another; competing priorities and other factors impede getting outdoors. 

Join a bioblitz to survey species on wildlife management areas

April 25, 2017 

During this year’s 75th anniversary of the Florida WMA system, for the first time bioblitzes are happening around the state, guided by biologists with the Florida FWC. 

Showing 1 through 10 of 227 articles in the Conservation categoryPrevious  /  Next


FWC Facts:
Smalltooth sawfish have been reliably measured at 18 feet, but they may grow to over 20 feet long.

Learn More at AskFWC