| Aug 22, 2011
| 6:32 AM
The eastern diamondback rattlesnake, one of the world's least popular forms of wildlife, was proposed Monday for protection under the Endangered Species Act.
A group of conservation organizations filed a petition Monday with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 7:59 AM
Young sea turtles beached by Hurricane Irene may need some help.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the storm may have tossed them from the mats of seaweed that serve as their home when they first enter the ocean. The commission...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 2:46 PM
Wildfires burning on Lake Okeechobee’s exposed lake bed could end up helping drought-strained wildlife habitat.
While it may seem weird to see fire spreading across land usually covered by water, wildfires are a natural part of Florida’s...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 3:01 PM
Tar balls washed up on two South Florida beaches Friday, an Earth Day reminder of the threats to the region's shorelines.
Oil blobs washed up on a small section of John U. Lloyd State Park in Hollywood, which authorities marked off with cones, said...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 9:00 AM
A Pompano Beach fishing captain was caught in possession of a goliath grouper, a federally protected species.
Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission received a call June 12 about a man named Craig Gordon filleting a goliath...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 8:24 AM
Protesters in hazmat suits will deploy on Fort Lauderdale’s beach Wednesday, as the environmental group Oceana marks the one-year anniversary of the BP oil spill.
The demonstration and press conference will use the anniversary to oppose...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 4:40 AM
The first environmental review of a controversial proposal for a huge federal wildlife refuge north of Lake Okeechobee will be released in August.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will release an environmental assessment of the proposal for the...
| May 13, 2011
| 2:18 PM
More than half of the Everglades water conservation areas have gone dry during South Florida’s lingering drought, threatening wildlife habitat and straining a key back-up to community water supplies.
Sixty percent or more of the land in the...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 1:17 PM
A Florida panther has been found shot near Orlando, and a $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever did it.
The dead panther was found March 12 on Old Mims Road near the town of Geneva in Seminole...
| May 27, 2011
| 9:02 AM
The Atlantic bluefin tuna, a fabled sport fish that has sustained a sharp decline to serve the sushi restaurants of Osaka and Tokyo, was rejected Friday for a place on the endangered species list.
Once sought after by Ernest Hemingway, Zane Grey and...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 12:36 PM
If you’re interested in not being eaten by a large reptile, it is important to take precautions as the weather warms up.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission advises people to look out for children, pets and themselves near the...