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  • Conservation groups want to protect eastern diamondback rattlesnake

    Conservation groups want to protect eastern diamondback rattlesnake
    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...
  • How to help sea turtles beached by Hurricane Irene

    How to help sea turtles beached by Hurricane Irene
    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...
  • Wildfire could help restore Lake Okeechobee's drought-strained wildlife habitat

    Wildfire could help restore Lake Okeechobee's drought-strained wildlife habitat
    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...
  • Oil confirmed on Broward and Miami-Dade beaches

    Oil confirmed on Broward and Miami-Dade beaches
    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...
  • Pompano Beach fishing captain cited for illegal possession of goliath grouper

    Pompano Beach fishing captain cited for illegal possession of goliath grouper
    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...
  • Oil spill protest planned in Fort Lauderdale

    Oil spill protest planned in Fort Lauderdale
    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...
  • Review of proposed Everglades Headwaters wildlife refuge to be released in August

    Review of proposed Everglades Headwaters wildlife refuge to be released in August
    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...
  • More than half of Everglades water conservation areas have gone dry during drought

    More than half of Everglades water conservation areas have gone dry during drought
    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...
  • Reward offered for Florida panther killer

    Reward offered for Florida panther killer
    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...
  • No new protection for Atlantic bluefin tuna

    No new protection for Atlantic bluefin tuna
    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...
  • Alligators, crocodiles and you

    Alligators, crocodiles and you
    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...