Posts Tagged ‘Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’

  • FWC returns panther family back to the wild

    Apr 12, 18 • 190 Views • FWC, Homepage SliderComments Off on FWC returns panther family back to the wild

    Photo by Carlton Ward Jr. in partnership with FWC. A female panther and her two kittens are back in the wild today, after spending months in captivity. On April 10, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) panther team released the...

  • Gopher tortoises more active in spring, just in time for Florida Gopher Tortoise Day

    Apr 4, 18 • 130 Views • FWCComments Off on Gopher tortoises more active in spring, just in time for Florida Gopher Tortoise Day

    Spring days are a good time to spot a gopher tortoise, as Florida’s only native tortoise becomes more active, foraging for food and searching for a mate. If you see gopher tortoises or their half-moon shaped burrow entrances, it is best to leave them alone....

  • Get involved; Be an FWC volunteer

    Apr 3, 18 • 161 Views • FWCComments Off on Get involved; Be an FWC volunteer

    During Florida Volunteer Month in April, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is celebrating its many volunteers who contribute time and energy to help conserve fish, wildlife and habitats, and help improve public access and skills...

  • FWC provides tips for living with alligators

    Mar 26, 18 • 158 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC provides tips for living with alligators

    The American alligator is a conservation success story. Florida has a healthy and stable alligator population, which is estimated at 1.3 million alligators of every size. They are an important part of Florida’s wetlands, but should be regarded with caution...

  • April 15 marks start of Florida’s bat maternity season

    Mar 20, 18 • 206 Views • FWCComments Off on April 15 marks start of Florida’s bat maternity season

    If you have bats roosting in your attic, eaves or chimney spaces, now is the time to give them an eviction notice. Bat maternity season begins April 15 and runs through August 15. Exclusions of bat colonies must be completed before the season starts....

  • Look out for manatees when boating

    Mar 15, 18 • 216 Views • FWCComments Off on Look out for manatees when boating

    Chances of close encounters between Florida manatees and boaters increase in the spring. For manatees, it is the season when they leave their winter refuges and travel along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and through inland waters. For boaters, it is a critical...

  • ‘Spring Aboard’ with FWC and take a boater education class

    Mar 12, 18 • 179 Views • FWCComments Off on ‘Spring Aboard’ with FWC and take a boater education class

    World-class fishing, crystal blue waters, endless sunshine – there’s so much about Florida’s waterways to enjoy. During the week of March 18-24, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation...

  • Help nesting sea turtles by keeping beaches dark and free of obstacles at night

    Mar 1, 18 • 226 Views • FWCComments Off on Help nesting sea turtles by keeping beaches dark and free of obstacles at night

    Keeping beaches dark at night and free of obstacles will help sea turtles during their nesting season, which begins in Florida on March 1 and lasts through the end of October. Bright artificial lighting can misdirect and disturb nesting sea turtles and their...

  • Report horseshoe crab spawning sightings with new FWC app

    Feb 27, 18 • 192 Views • FWCComments Off on Report horseshoe crab spawning sightings with new FWC app

    Mating horseshoe crabs. Photo by Connie Mier. Spring is peak mating season for horseshoe crabs, and biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) encourage sighting reports with the new FWC Reporter application. Horseshoe crabs...

  • FWC Division of Law Enforcement achieves reaccreditation

    Feb 26, 18 • 180 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC Division of Law Enforcement achieves reaccreditation

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Division of Law Enforcement received recognition Feb. 21 at a ceremony in St. Augustine for completing the review process to maintain its accreditation status. The FWC was initially accredited in...