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Learn, have fun at Florida Black Bear & Wildlife Conservation Festival Oct. 11

September 15, 2014 

15th annual festival will be held in Umatilla. 

Public sightings of Florida panthers, bears going strong, helping FWC biologists

August 25, 2014 

Biologists learning more about what areas of Florida provide viable habitat for these species. 

New Critical Wildlife Area will protect nesting birds in south Florida

June 19, 2014 

Bird Island, in Martin Co., is considered among the top 10 waterbird colonies in south Florida.  

FWC takes action to protect Everglades area wildlife

June 19, 2014 

Plan addresses short-term high-water impacts while ongoing and planned longer-term restoration efforts are being completed. 

FWC offers expanded outdoor opportunities in June

June 03, 2014 

Gov. Rick Scott has proclaimed June to be Great Outdoors Month. 

Transform your yard into a haven for wildlife

May 21, 2014 

Popular guide, "Planting a Refuge for Wildlife," is available again. 

Discover the wild side of the woods

April 10, 2014 

"Welcome to the Woods," Saturday, April 26 at Seminole Forest WMA in Lake County. 

Beach-nesting shorebirds need peace and quiet to survive

March 24, 2014 

Nests, eggs and chicks are well-camouflaged, easily disturbed unless we know to watch out for them. 

Wildlife and birding festival this weekend

March 17, 2014 

March 20-23 in Citrus, Hernando, Pasco counties. 

Big ‘O’ Birding Festival offers exclusive tours; event kicks off Sunday

March 05, 2014 

Region is known for remarkable bird diversity, charismatic species. 

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