March 22, 2017
From April 1 through Nov. 15, seasonal manatee zones require boaters to slow down in certain areas to prevent manatees from being struck by motorboats or personal watercraft.
March 14, 2017
The FWC is planning to conduct a prescribed burn on 2,500 acres of Lake Okeechobee between the Kissimmee River and Buckhead Ridge Canal.
March 13, 2017
Over the past few decades, the panther population has grown significantly. As the population grows, the chance for interaction between panthers and humans also increases – which can be bad for both people and panthers.
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 01, 2017
March is the beginning of Florida’s sea turtle nesting season, when female sea turtles leave the ocean to dig nests and lay golf ball-size eggs in the sand.
February 27, 2017
Scientists and collaborators from agencies across Florida, including researchers with the Seagrass Integrated Mapping and Monitoring Program of the FWC’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, published new information this month on seagrass health and status.
February 22, 2017
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the FWC have updated the estimated number of endangered Florida panthers to 120 to 230 adult and subadult Florida panthers, according to a February 2017 report from the agencies.
February 20, 2017
A team of 15 observers from 10 organizations counted 3,488 manatees on Florida’s east coast and 3,132 on the west coast of the state. The FWC is encouraged by a third straight year of a minimum count higher than 6,000 manatees in Florida waters.
February 15, 2017
The FWC launches its 75 Years Wild photo contest encouraging people to explore the natural beauty of Florida’s Wildlife Management Area system.