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Man cited for keeping Loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings in fish tank

July 14, 2015 

In response to a tip by a concerned citizen, FWC officers visited an address in Jupiter. After investigation, William Henry Jowett was issued a first-degree misdemeanor citation for possessing two loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings.  

Workshops set for gopher tortoise conservation in southwest Florida

July 13, 2015 

The goal of these workshops is to identify ways cities and counties can participate in protecting one of Florida’s threatened species 

Contractor sought to help address human-bear conflicts in Bay County area

July 10, 2015 

Application deadline is July 24. Applications can also be sent by email to or by fax to 850-922-0348.  

FWC seeks video from Anna Maria businesses showing destruction of sea turtle nests, skimmer chicks

July 09, 2015 

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigators are asking businesses on Anna Maria Island to check video surveillance records for any sign of an all-terrain vehicle that destroyed five sea turtle nests and killed three black skimmer chicks on the night of June 27. 

Check the box; do something nice for manatees, sea turtles

July 01, 2015 

When you check the box, you are donating $5 to the funds supporting conservation of these popular Florida wildlife species. You will receive one or both of the new Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) decals featuring manatees and sea turtles, depending on how many boxes you check. They are available as of July 1. 

Sea turtle nests, skimmer chicks destroyed; FWC seeks information

June 30, 2015 

The FWC is seeking information about the identity of a man and woman responsible for knowingly driving an all-terrain vehicle through marked-off sea turtle and shorebird nesting areas – destroying five sea turtle nests and killing two black skimmer chicks. 

Personal fireworks don’t mix with nesting shorebirds

June 30, 2015 

The FWC asks the public to help protect beach-nesting shorebirds across the state by giving them space and keeping personal fireworks off the beach. Shorebirds are nesting on beaches along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of Florida, with many still watching over flightless chicks during the busy Independence Day weekend.  

FWC biologist receives conservation award for outstanding career achievement

June 25, 2015 

FWC fisheries biologist Lawson Snyder was honored as the 2015 recipient of the Louise Ireland Humphrey Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions to the conservation of Florida’s fish and wildlife. FWC Commissioners presented the award at the agency’s meeting in Sarasota on June 25.  

FWC bear management coordinator receives employee of the year award

June 25, 2015 

David Telesco, FWC bear management program coordinator has received the Chairman Rodney Barreto Employee of the Year Award for his outstanding leadership when dealing with a succession of bear attacks and initiating additional efforts to prevent such attacks. FWC Commissioners presented Telesco with the award at their meeting June 25 in Sarasota. 

FWC approves comprehensive bear management rules

June 24, 2015 

FWC Commissioners approved several bear-related rules that address a wide variety of tools to manage bears. 

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