October 18, 2018
Because of recent incidents of Florida panthers taking livestock and pets in Golden Gates Estates in Collier County, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is advising residents in the area to take the necessary precautions to properly shelter animals such as goats, sheep, calves, pigs, donkeys and chickens.
October 16, 2018
The public is invited to learn about Florida’s fish, wildlife and their habitats on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at FWRI’s headquarters in downtown St. Petersburg, 100 Eighth Ave. SE. MarineQuest is a free, family-friendly event.
October 08, 2018
About 160 acres of willows and invasive exotic sedge and floating tussocks will be administered treatment, which will improve habitat for waterfowl and restore conditions favorable for the fishery in the lake near Gainesville in Alachua County.
October 08, 2018
Invasive species are animals not native to Florida that cause economic or environmental harm or pose a threat to human safety. More than 500 nonnative species have been reported in Florida.
October 04, 2018
The treatment to control invasive water hyacinth and water lettuce will be conducted on targeted areas of the river, starting south of Highway 520 and continuing north along the river until about 3 miles north of Jim’s Creek.
October 01, 2018
To be prepared for winter, bears require around 20,000 calories a day and will eat anything that’s convenient. Getting food from a garbage can often provide bears with more calories in a shorter amount of time than foraging in the woods.
September 27, 2018
Florida’s native fish and wildlife are facing a serious threat posed by a variety of invasive species found throughout the state. The FWC has voted to approve a reorganization of rules related to nonnative species.
September 26, 2018
The species guidelines are designed to be a tool for landowners, consultants, agency partners and other interested parties on how to conserve these species. Additionally, rule changes were made to further ensure protection of these species.
September 19, 2018
The meeting is scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m., and the public will be provided opportunities to speak on agenda items each day.
September 18, 2018
The FWC encourages fellow conservationists to show appreciation for how they got involved in hunting, fishing, boating, wildlife viewing, birding, hiking, or other outdoor recreational activities.