April 13, 2016
On April 12, the FWC and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service captured a Florida panther that has been frequenting a neighborhood near Immokalee in Collier County.
April 07, 2016
From hitting the beach to hiking a Wildlife Management Area trail, spring in the Sunshine State provides countless outdoor recreation opportunities. It’s also a great time of the year to see some of the state’s fascinating wildlife species.
April 06, 2016
The FWC will meet April 13-14 at the Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place, 122 Soundings Ave., Jupiter, FL 33477.
April 06, 2016
Gulf sturgeon have begun their annual migration back into the Suwannee River, according to FWC officials. Boaters can coexist with these fish and enjoy their time on the water but should take precautions.
April 04, 2016
On Sunday, April 10, theFWC and its partners will celebrate Gopher Tortoise Day for the first time in Florida. Go to GopherTortoiseDayFL.com for ideas on being a part of this day and other gopher tortoise-related events and activities all year long.
March 29, 2016
It is illegal to harm or kill bats in Florida, but they can be legally excluded from a building or structure by following effective, recommended practices that protect bats and people. Exclusions of bat colonies must be complete by April 15.
March 24, 2016
Recently completed scientific estimates of black bear populations in Florida indicate the statewide population is now 4,350 adult bears.
March 22, 2016
Shorebird nesting season is underway along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of Florida and the FWC reminds beachgoers to watch out for and to avoid disturbing birds and their young.
March 08, 2016
Beachgoers lucky enough to spot horseshoe crabs are asked to note how many they see and whether the horseshoe crabs are mating. In addition, biologists ask observers to provide the date, time, location, habitat type and environmental conditions – such as tides and moon phase – when a sighting occurs.
March 02, 2016
The FWC has come out with these steps to rescue a hooked bird: Reel in the bird. Remove the hook. Release the bird. Go to www.MyFWC.com/unhook for details.