Posts Tagged ‘Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’

  • FWC Rescues Orphaned Panther Kitten in Collier County

    Nov 24, 15 • 566 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC Rescues Orphaned Panther Kitten in Collier County

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) rescued a 4-month-old female panther kitten in Collier County earlier this month. The kitten was likely orphaned when her mother was struck and killed by a vehicle on U.S. 41 near Collier-Seminole...

  • Have fun helping wildlife, wild places when holiday shopping

    Nov 24, 15 • 414 Views • FWCComments Off on Have fun helping wildlife, wild places when holiday shopping

    It’s fun and easy to help Florida fish and wildlife, and the wild places where they live, when you shop this holiday season. There are gifts to show off your support of wildlife. Other gifts will help you carry on the tradition of spending time with family...

  • FWC designates new Critical Wildlife Area to protect nesting birds in southwest Florida

    Nov 19, 15 • 606 Views • Environment, FWC, Homepage SliderComments Off on FWC designates new Critical Wildlife Area to protect nesting birds in southwest Florida

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) today designated a sandbar in Collier County, known as “Second Chance,” as a Critical Wildlife Area. The island, which is part of a larger shoal complex, is an important nesting site for...

  • FWC biologist receives prestigious wildlife conservation award recognizing young professional

    Nov 19, 15 • 555 Views • BusinessComments Off on FWC biologist receives prestigious wildlife conservation award recognizing young professional

    Claire Sunquist Blunden, a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) employee since 2010, has received the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies’ 2015 Mark J. Reeff Memorial Award that recognizes a young professional for outstanding...

  • FWC Approves Gulf Greater Amberjack Conservation Measures

    Nov 19, 15 • 529 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC Approves Gulf Greater Amberjack Conservation Measures

    At its Nov. 18 meeting in Panama City Beach, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved closing Gulf state waters to recreational harvest of greater amberjack for the remainder of 2015. Greater amberjack closed to harvest in Gulf...

  • FWC Officer Honored with Agency’s Award of Valor, Purple Heart

    Nov 18, 15 • 502 Views • Awards & Recognition, FWCComments Off on FWC Officer Honored with Agency’s Award of Valor, Purple Heart

    During the Nov. 18 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) meeting in Panama City Beach, an officer, whose courage, training and perserverance saved his own life, received the agency’s Purple Heart and Award of Valor for his actions in the...

  • Stay informed with these tips for hunting season

    Nov 2, 15 • 459 Views • FWCComments Off on Stay informed with these tips for hunting season

    November “Outta’ the Woods” By Tony Young November means the 2015-16 huntin’ season is in full swing. In this month’s column, I cover the high points of what you need to know about general gun, fall turkey, quail, snipe and the second phase of...

  • Red tide confirmed in Florida: What you need to know

    Oct 30, 15 • 625 Views • Environment, FWC, Homepage SliderComments Off on Red tide confirmed in Florida: What you need to know

    Red tide is a naturally occurring, higher-than-normal concentration of microscopic algae. In Florida, the species that causes most red tides is Karenia brevis. This organism produces toxins that can affect the central nervous system of aquatic organisms such...

  • Slow down for manatees migrating to warmer waters

    Oct 29, 15 • 422 Views • FWCComments Off on Slow down for manatees migrating to warmer waters

    With winter’s chill approaching, Florida manatees are on the move. Manatees cannot tolerate cold water and may begin to seek warmer water when temperatures start to drop below 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Some travel hundreds of miles to reach a warmer...

  • 2015 Gulf Red Snapper Season Closes After This Weekend

    Oct 26, 15 • 293 Views • FWCComments Off on 2015 Gulf Red Snapper Season Closes After This Weekend

    Halloween (Oct. 31) and Nov. 1 are the last days the recreational red snapper season for Gulf state waters will be open in 2015. State waters in the Gulf are from shore to 9 nautical miles. Federal waters extend from where state waters end out to about 200...