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FWC to meet April 13-14 in Jupiter

April 06, 2016 

The FWC will meet April 13-14 at the Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place, 122 Soundings Ave., Jupiter, FL 33477. 

Volunteers needed for Project Spring Clean at the Ocala Wildlife Management Area

April 05, 2016 

The FWC is seeking volunteers for a cleanup event on Saturday, April 23, the day after Earth Day. This cleanup is an effort to conserve the Ocala Wildlife Management Area habitat and keep it beautiful for public use. 

Celebrate Florida’s Gopher Tortoise Day and the reptile that can really dig

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.  

New scientific estimates confirm Florida bear populations are large and growing

March 24, 2016 

Recently completed scientific estimates of black bear populations in Florida indicate the statewide population is now 4,350 adult bears. 

Catch a record lionfish

March 14, 2016 

The FWC’s newest way of encouraging divers to target these spiny invaders is the lionfish state records program. 477 millimeters (18.78 inches) is the current record. 

Be a citizen-scientist: Help FWC monitor horseshoe crabs spawning on beaches

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. 

Help plan the future of Fort White Wildlife and Environmental Area

March 02, 2016 

A 10-year plan for the management of Fort White Wildlife and Environmental Area will be presented at a public hearing in Gilchrist County on Thursday, March 10. People are invited to the 7 p.m. public hearing at the Board of County Commissioners meeting facility, 210 S. Main Street, Trenton.  

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for March 12 at Zoo Miami

March 01, 2016 

The FWC and Zoo Miami are holding an Exotic Pet Amnesty Day on March 12. This free event is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the zoo at 12400 SW 152 St. in Miami.  

Nesting sea turtles, flashing cell phone photos a bad mix

February 29, 2016 

Sea turtles have been on Earth for about 110 million years, and eager photographers are hardly a new phenomenon. However, today’s widespread use of cell phones and flash photos on the beach creates a risk for Florida’s nesting and hatchling sea turtles.  

With 106 snakes removed, 2016 Python Challenge™ a success

February 27, 2016 

In addition to the 2016 Python Challenge™, there are several ways the general public can continue to help the FWC manage nonnatives. People can participate in the FWC’s Python Removal Program, a year-round citizen science program that uses trained individuals to help remove pythons and collect data on pythons on state lands. The public can also help manage invasive species by reporting nonnative fish and wildlife to the FWC’s Invasive Species Hotline at 888-IVE-GOT1 (888-483-4681), by reporting sightings online at IveGot1.org or by downloading the IveGot1 smartphone app. 

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