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Public Health Resource Guide on Harmful Algal Blooms Now Available

Public Health Resource Guide on Harmful Algal Blooms Now Available The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Florida Department of Health recently released a new tool to assist local health officials when responding to harmful
   

Active Bears Roam for Food and Mates in the Summer

Active Bears Roam for Food and Mates in the Summer A woman in Lehigh Acres in Lee County had a surprise Monday morning when she encountered a black bear outside of her work. Del Bagwell told officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
   

FWC Announces Publication of Climate Change Summit Report

FWC announces publication of Climate Change Summit Report The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) hosted “Florida’s Wildlife: On the front line of climate change” summit in Orlando last year and recently published
   

Waste Pro and FWC Partner to Keep Bears Away from Garbage

Waste Pro and FWC Partner to Keep Bears Away from GarbageWaste Pro and FWC Partner to Keep Bears Away from Garbage Keeping garbage out of the paws of bears has just gotten a little easier for some folks in Franklin County in the Panhandle, thanks to Waste Pro, a little grant money and concerned residents.
   

The Wildlife Forecast: Watch the Coral Reefs for Effects of Climate Change (by Patricia Behnke)

The Wildlife Forecast:  Watch the Coral Reefs for Effects of Climate Change (by Patricia Behnke)The Wildlife Forecast:  Watch the Coral Reefs for Effects of Climate Change (by Patricia Behnke) Watch the Coral Reefs for Effects of Climate Change Images of red and purple coral with darting blue and orange fish dance in my imagination
   

FWC to Beachgoers: Do Not Disturb Nesting Birds

FWC to Beachgoers:  Do Not Disturb Nesting BirdsFWC to Beachgoers:  Do Not Disturb Nesting Birds During the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds beachgoers statewide to be mindful of nesting birds. The eggs and chicks of nesting
   

FWC Announces 2009-2010 Manatee Decal Art Winner

FWC Announces 2009-2010 Manatee Decal Art WinnerFWC Announces 2009-2010 Manatee Decal Art Winner The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) received 86 art entries in the manatee decal contest for 2009-2010. The FWC announced on Monday that Deanna Parsons, an 11th grader at Rockledge
   

May 16 - 22 is National Safe Boating Week in Florida

May 16 - 22 is National Safe Boating Week in Florida Although Florida’s boating season never really ends, National Safe Boating Week  and Memorial Day weekend mark the traditional beginning around the country. On Tuesday, Gov. Charlie Crist
   

Boating Fatality Statistics Have Improved, but Could Be Better

Boating Fatality Statistics Have Improved, but Could be Better The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has released the boating accident statistics for 2008, and fortunately, there were fewer boating fatalities last year. The
   

The Wildlife Forecast: Going Green; It's Easier Than You Think (by Patricia Behnke)

The Wildlife Forecast:  Going Green; It's Easier Than You Think (by Patricia Behnke)The Wildlife Forecast:  Going Green; It's Easier Than You Might Think (by Patricia Behnke) Going Green:  It's Easier Thank You Might Think “Go green” taps us on the shoulder wherever we turn these days. We all know it’s
   

It's Lights Out for Sea Turtle Nesting Season

It's Lights Out for Sea Turtle Nesting SeasonIt's Lights Out for Sea Turtle Nesting Season Sea turtle nesting season has begun on Florida’s beaches, which means beach residents and visitors need to follow a few precautions to ensure a successful season. Lights along the beach should
   

Flocking to the Rescue of Birds

Flocking to the Rescue of BirdsFlocking to the Rescue of Birds      “Since the birth of our nation, four American bird species have gone extinct, including the passenger pigeon, once the world’s most abundant bird. At least 10 more species
   

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