FWC seeks input on conserving Florida burrowing owls in urban landscapes

FWC seeks input on conserving Florida burrowing owls in urban landscapesFlorida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission sent this bulletin at 06/19/2017 10:31 AM EDT June 19, 2017 Photos available on the FWC’s Flickr site: https://flic.kr/s/aHskZUQWTU Suggested Tweet: Share your ideas on conserving burrowing #owls in #Florida urban landscapes with @MyFWC! https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/FLFFWCC/bulletins/1a38e98 FWC seeks input on … Continue reading FWC seeks input on conserving Florida burrowing owls in urban landscapes

FWC prepares residents for black bear encounters – News4Jax (WJXT)

Following a rash of black bear sightings in and around St. Johns County, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission hosted a community meeting Thursday evening in Nocatee. Wildlife officials geared residents up for summer -- when experts said it's likely there will be even more bear sightings. During the meeting in the Nocatee Room … Continue reading FWC prepares residents for black bear encounters – News4Jax (WJXT)

Manatee Downlisted from Endangered to Threatened; All Existing Federal Protections Remain in Place

On the heels of Manatee Appreciation Day, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced the downlisting of the West Indian manatee from endangered to threatened. Notable increases in manatee populations and improvements in its habitat allowed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to change the species’ status under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). https://fws.gov/