August 12, 2015
Heavy rain and rough weather along southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast are impacting sea turtle nests along the beaches, jeopardizing the eggs and hatchlings emerging from the nests.
August 10, 2015
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is holding regional workshops to present information on opportunities for local governments to help conserve gopher tortoises in Florida. The last of the south Florida workshops is scheduled for Aug. 19 in Port St. Lucie.
August 09, 2015
Rachael D. Lilienthal, from Orlando, was injured Aug. 8 when an alligator bit her while she was swimming in the Wekiva River just west of the Wekiva Island Marina.
August 03, 2015
The goal of these workshops is to identify ways cities and counties can participate in conserving one of Florida’s threatened species. In addition, the FWC will discuss financial incentives available for local governments.
July 21, 2015
Tackle should be checked frequently for frayed line that may easily break. Unwanted or damaged line should be stored safely and securely until it can be placed in a recycling bin. If you see discarded monofilament line while you are out, pick it up, secure it and dispose of it appropriately.
July 14, 2015
The goal of these workshops is to identify ways cities and counties can participate in protecting one of Florida’s threatened species.
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.
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.
July 03, 2015
The FWC suggests that everyone wear their life jackets, stay off the bow of the boat and go slow while underway. Any sturgeon strikes should be reported to the FWC by calling 888-404-3922.
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.