Posts Tagged ‘Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’

  • New FWC rule prohibits feeding of wild monkeys

    Feb 14, 18 • 267 Views • FWCComments Off on New FWC rule prohibits feeding of wild monkeys

    At its December 2017 meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) voted to prohibit the feeding of wild monkeys in order to promote greater public safety and decrease health concerns associated with these animals. This amendment to the...

  • FWC Biologist Kipp Frohlich Receives Rodney Barreto Employee of the Year Award for Imperiled Species Work

    Feb 13, 18 • 193 Views • Awards & Recognition, FWCComments Off on FWC Biologist Kipp Frohlich Receives Rodney Barreto Employee of the Year Award for Imperiled Species Work

    The nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida has announced Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologist Kipp Frohlich as its 2017 – 2018 Rodney Barreto FWC Employee of the Year. The award was presented to Frohlich at the...

  • FWC’s Scott Sanders Receives Humphrey Award for Career Achievement

    Feb 13, 18 • 155 Views • Awards & Recognition, FWCComments Off on FWC’s Scott Sanders Receives Humphrey Award for Career Achievement

    Parks and nature preserves have often been called America’s great gift to the world. They are, but by themselves, they’re not enough to ensure a lasting future for American’s wildlife. How privately-owned lands are managed has a huge impact on wildlife...

  • FWC approves guidelines for conserving 8 imperiled species

    Feb 7, 18 • 233 Views • FWC, Homepage SliderComments Off on FWC approves guidelines for conserving 8 imperiled species

    Tricolored Heron. (FWC photo) The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) today approved Species Conservation Measures and Permitting Guidelines for eight state-threatened species that are among the 57 species in the agency’s Imperiled...

  • FWC extends the permit spawning season closure inside Special Permit Zone

    Feb 7, 18 • 241 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC extends the permit spawning season closure inside Special Permit Zone

    At its February meeting in Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a measure to extend the spawning season closure for permit inside the Special Permit Zone in south Florida. The change, effective April 1, 2018, will...

  • Shikar-Safari honors 2018 Wildlife Officer of the Year

    Feb 7, 18 • 115 Views • Awards & Recognition, FWCComments Off on Shikar-Safari honors 2018 Wildlife Officer of the Year

    The Shikar-Safari Club International today named Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Officer Michael Bibeau its 2018 Wildlife Officer of the Year during the Commission meeting near Tallahassee. Shikar-Safari Club International is a...

  • FWC to meet Feb. 7-8 near Tallahassee

    Jan 31, 18 • 245 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC to meet Feb. 7-8 near Tallahassee

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet Feb. 7-8 at the Florida Public Safety Institute, 85 Academy Drive, Havana, FL 32333. The Institute is west of Midway on U.S. 90. Both sessions are open to the public. The FWC is committed...

  • Monofilament recycling website gets new look, interactive map

    Jan 31, 18 • 187 Views • FWCComments Off on Monofilament recycling website gets new look, interactive map

    Do you know how or where to recycle your used monofilament or fluorocarbon fishing line? How about how to prevent your fishing gear from negatively impacting wildlife and their habitat? You can learn all of this and more by visiting the newly updated Florida...

  • Florida scrub-jays play starring role at Feb. 3 festival

    Jan 29, 18 • 188 Views • Events, FWCComments Off on Florida scrub-jays play starring role at Feb. 3 festival

    FWC photo by Craig Faulhaber Florida scrub-jays play a starring role among the many birds you see in Florida. They are the only bird species that lives exclusively in this state. You won’t find them anywhere else. They are in the spotlight again at the...

  • Recreational and commercial management changes for cobia in state waters of the Gulf effective Feb. 1

    Jan 24, 18 • 206 Views • FWCComments Off on Recreational and commercial management changes for cobia in state waters of the Gulf effective Feb. 1

    Several changes to the management of cobia in state waters of the Gulf of Mexico will go into effect Feb. 1. These changes were approved at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) meeting in December. These changes will further promote...