FWC to hold meetings on coastal conservation
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Media contact: Stan Kirkland, 850-265-3676
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC)
Coastal Wildlife Conservation Initiative (CWCI) is holding a forum
in Pensacola on May 24 and 25.
The CWCI is a new comprehensive strategy for approaching
wildlife conservation issues in the coastal areas of Florida.
For the convenience of those with a particular interest or stake
in coastal issues, the FWC will hold two sessions. The May 24
session is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; the May 25 session is from 9
a.m. to noon. Both meetings will be in the University of West
Florida Conference Center, 11000 University Parkway.
FWC staff will present an overview of the initiative and its
partnership strategy and ask attendees to identify pressing coastal
conservation issues in their area and discuss gaps in research,
education, management and regulation that stand in the way of
resolving those issues.
"The CWCI's vision is to ensure the long-term conservation of
native wildlife in coastal ecosystems throughout Florida in balance
with human activities," said Blair Hayman, CWCI coordinator. "There
are critical, immediate, as well as long-standing coastal wildlife
conservation issues that could be more effectively addressed
through the cooperative efforts of a partnership rather than by
individual agencies or entities," she said.
For more information on the Coastal
Wildlife Conservation Initiative, call Blair Hayman at
386-758-0525 or go MyFWC.com/Conservation.