| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 8:25 AM
Lake Okeechobee, South Florida’s backup water supply, dropped to its lowest level since 2008 when its water level dipped Saturday below 10 feet above sea level.
By Monday the lake hit 9.89 feet – 2 feet below normal and more than 4 feet below...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 9:31 AM
Everglade snail kites abandoned their young to die at six nests on Lake Okeechobee over the past week, as the pumping of water from the lake for farms and cities dried up the birds' foraging areas.
The birds build nests in vegetation over the water to...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 12:22 PM
The Florida black bear and 15 other species were approved for removal from the state endangered species list Wednesday, in a decision that supporters and opponents both say could open the door to bear hunting.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 2:08 PM
Water managers so far don’t plan to dip deeper into the Everglades to help ease South Florida’s water supply woes during the lingering drought.
One of the South Florida Water Management District’s last-resort measures during past...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 9:45 AM
Nile monitors, fearsome African lizards that can grow more than seven feet long, have turned up in growing numbers in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Nine have been seen around the C-51 canal along Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach, according to the...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 9:50 AM
Campfires were banned on public hunting lands Friday, as the state tried to reduce the threat of wildfires.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission imposed the ban on wildlife management areas and other lands under its control, including...