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FWC concludes alligator incident investigation; confident responsible alligator removed

June 22, 2016 

The FWC is confident that the alligator responsible for the attack has been removed. This conclusion is based on expert analyses and observations by staff with extensive experience in investigating fatal alligator bite incidents.  

FWC votes to postpone bear hunting in 2016

June 22, 2016 

At its June meeting, the seven-member Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted to postpone bear hunting in Florida in 2016.  

Help plan the future of Perry Oldenburg Wildlife and Environmental Area

June 16, 2016 

FWC staff will present the draft land management plan for the FWC-managed WEA, and people will be encouraged to comment and ask questions at the 7 p.m. hearing on June 28 at The Lake House in Spring Hill.  

FWC to Consider Staff Recommendation for Florida Bear Hunt, Four Options on How to Move Forward

June 10, 2016 

Invites public to provide input on options using FWC’s Website 

FWC monitoring Tropical Storm Colin’s impacts on sea turtle nests

June 08, 2016 

In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Colin, the FWC is assessing damage to sea turtle nests along Florida’s coasts.  

FWC concludes bear management webinars

June 03, 2016 

On June 2, The FWC completed the last of three webinars held to answer the public's questions and gather input on the agency's comprehensive bear management program.  

Florida panther released back into the wild at Big Cypress National Preserve

May 27, 2016 

USFWS, FWC and National Park Service staff successfully released a 2-year-old Florida panther back into the wild at its new home in Big Cypress National Preserve.  

Audubon and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ask boaters and beachgoers statewide to help coastal birds this Memorial Day Weekend

May 25, 2016 

This Memorial Day Weekend, the FWC and Audubon are reminding Floridians to share our beaches and islands with rare and declining species of waterbirds that are currently nesting statewide.  

FWC to host public webinars to discuss bear management

May 20, 2016 

The FWC is hosting three public webinars to discuss the FWC’s black bear management program and answer questions. The webinars will be May 26, May 31 and June 2, beginning at 6 p.m. EDT.  

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for May 14 in Kissimmee

May 10, 2016 

People can surrender their exotic pets at the event without penalty or cost, whether they are being kept legally or illegally. The Exotic Pet Amnesty program helps to reduce the number of nonnative species being released into the wild.  

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FWC Facts:
While most reptiles have three-chambered hearts, the heart of alligators, and all crocodilians, has 4 chambers – a trait shared with mammals and birds.

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