FWC

FWC's Youtube

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day is this Saturday. Florida wildlife officials are touting the day as a legal alternative to release exotic pets that owners no longer want to keep.

FWC Flickr

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is opening an additional weekend for gray triggerfish season. 

FWC FWRI's Flickr

The Gulf County bay scallop season is now open to harvesters, after state wildlife officials postponed the season for about two months.

Governor Rick Scott's press office

Florida is helping several states deal with their natural disasters, including Hurricane Harvey.

Marty Folk / FWC's Flickr

Florida wildlife officials are highlighting sandhill cranes as well as better ways for the public to coexist with the threatened bird species.

FWC's Flickr

Franklin County residents have at least two opportunities to make their regular trash cans bear-proof, thanks to a grant. Florida wildlife officials are looking to add hardware to help reduce human-bear conflicts in the area.

Tim Donovan / FWC's Flickr

Starting Thursday, blue crab harvesters can no longer have their traps in North Florida waters. The goal is for Florida wildlife officials to use that 10-day period to get rid of lost and abandoned blue crab traps, which can have a negative impact on the environment and boaters.

FWC FWRI's Flickr

Florida wildlife officials say lionfish harvesters are crucial to getting rid of the invasive species. But, lionfish removal divers are urged to safely remove the fish without causing any natural habitat damage.

Grouper Season Gets A Restart In The Fall

Jul 11, 2017
LHatter / WFSUNews

If you’re a resident of the big bend area you may get to have grouper on your dinner table more than often. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has added a fall gag grouper fishing season to the spring season. 

FWC FWRI's Flickr

As sort of a pilot, state wildlife officials are holding three different bay scallop seasons in the Florida Panhandle. While one starts Saturday, another is already underway.

FWC FWRI's Flickr

Despite a harmful algal bloom in 2015, Florida wildlife officials say the bay scallop population in Saint Joe Bay appears to be improving.

Bear-Resident Trash Cans For Wakulla County Residents

Jun 23, 2017
Tim Donovan / FWC's Flickr

Wakulla County residents will now be able to keep their garbage safe from bears in the area, thanks to a grant from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Tim Donovan / FWC's Flickr

This week is National Safe Boating Week, and with Florida wildlife officials expecting increased turnout on the water for the Memorial Day weekend, they’re hoping boaters will wear life jackets.

Tim Donovan / FWC's Flickr

This Saturday is not only Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day, it’s also the kick off for Florida’s Lionfish Challenge—an incentive program to encourage people to remove the nonnative species. State wildlife officials are doing a bit of a revamp this year.

Karen Parker / FWC's Flickr

To lower the potential spread of disease, state wildlife officials want Florida residents to keep their bird feeders clean. They’re already getting multiple reports about sick or dead songbirds of a certain species in the North Florida area in the last month.

Edward Mercer

Florida wildlife officials are launching a couple new programs to encourage people to help remove Burmese pythons—one of Florida’s nonnative species.

FWC's facebook page

As Easter approaches, Florida wildlife officials want parents to think twice before buying a certain duck—very popular around this time of year.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Accurate numbers are hard to come by, but state and federal wildlife officials are raising their official estimate of the number of endangered Florida Panthers.

FWC's Flickr

A new hunting dog rule approved by Florida wildlife officials is drawing some concerns.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

When you think of gopher tortoise conservation efforts, what’s the first place that comes to mind? What about a military base? Eglin Air Force Base is partnering with national and state wildlife officials on a massive effort to help relocate hundreds of the threatened species.

Governor Rick Scott's twitter

The Florida Senate’s new budget chair is coming out in support of Governor Rick Scott’s plan to provide pay raises for the state’s law enforcement agencies.

firefighter
Florida Forest Service

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is hosting prescribed burning workshops for private landowners in North Florida.

FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute's facebook page

State wildlife officials are reminding Floridians about the extended Gulf red snapper season this month.

Terry Ross via flickr / https://www.flickr.com/photos/qnr/

Sea turtle conservation efforts in the Florida Panhandle are getting a million dollar boost to install sea turtle-friendly lighting.

Jeff Naylor

Florida wildlife officials are encouraging marine fishers to participate in three Saltwater Angler Recognition programs for prizes. The programs are meant to engage anglers and build on conservation efforts.

Pages