April 18, 2016
At its April meeting, the FWC discussed a national effort to establish new funding - The Blue Ribbon Panel on Sustaining America’s Diverse Fish and Wildlife Resources - that will ensure all wildlife is conserved for future generations.
April 14, 2016
At its April 13 meeting, the FWC approved a two-part lionfish plan to further encourage removals of the invasive species in 2016. The initiative will include a statewide reward program that will expand upon 2015 efforts and a Panhandle Pilot Program.
April 14, 2016
At its April meeting, staff provided the FWC with an update on efforts to manage conflict wildlife, including a summary of the recent 2016 Python Challenge™.
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 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.
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 24, 2016
Recently completed scientific estimates of black bear populations in Florida indicate the statewide population is now 4,350 adult bears.
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.
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.