March 13, 2017
The FWC and Zoo Miami are holding an Exotic Pet Amnesty Day event on March 18 at the zoo. People can surrender their exotic pets at the event without penalty or cost, whether they are being kept legally or illegally.
March 09, 2017
A 10-year plan for the Bullfrog Creek Wildlife and Environmental Area will be presented at a public hearing in Hillsborough County on Thursday, March 16.
March 07, 2017
People are invited to the 7 p.m. public hearing at the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners Chambers, 1112 Manatee Ave. W, Bradenton.
March 06, 2017
FWC staff have received stakeholder requests for a longer season in this area, which is currently open yearly from April 1 through June 30.
November 10, 2016
The FWC will meet Nov. 16-17 at the University of South Florida Student Center in St. Petersburg. The meeting starts at 8:30 a.m. Both sessions are open to the public and the public will be provided opportunities to speak.
September 12, 2016
The FWC continues to move forward with an unprecedented initiative to conserve some of Florida’s most vulnerable wildlife by designating and modifying Critical Wildlife Areas throughout Florida.
August 15, 2016
At the workshops, FWC staff explained how CWAs work and why they are needed, and addressed questions from attendees. The FWC will use the feedback received at these meetings to help evaluate the merits of each area for possible CWA establishment.
July 28, 2016
A public workshop for the proposed Withlacoochee State Forest Caves CWA will be held on Thursday, Aug. 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Withlacoochee Training Center, 24059 Childs Road, Brooksville.
July 20, 2016
The public workshop regarding a proposed CWA for Dot-Dash-Dit Islands in Manatee County has been rescheduled to Thursday, Aug. 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The original posted date was July 21.
July 18, 2016
CWAs are established by the FWC under a Florida Administrative Code rule to protect important wildlife concentrations from human disturbance during critical periods of their life cycles, such as breeding, feeding or migration.