Florida takes significant step in unanimous approval of Florida Wildlife Corridor Act

Florida Panther Walks Through High Grass – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Jo Crebbin Packed between Florida’s two coasts are some of the most abundant ecosystems in the U.S., overflowing with wildlife that opts for being hidden from plain sight. The Florida Wildlife Corridor is roughly 18 million acres of natural wonder.  On Tuesday, Florida

Florida has a Coyote problem, and it’s only getting worse

Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay Florida is known for its diverse wildlife—most of which is constrained to the confines of the Everglades. But just because we can’t see what’s out there, doesn’t mean we don’t know it exists. Thanks to documentaries, wildlife photographers, and preservation teams, Florida’s wildlife is well documented and preserved enough to

Florida’s Manatee population is declining at an alarming rate—water conditions are to blame

Courtesy: Image by PublicDomainImages from Pixabay According to a recent Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission report, Florida’s manatee population is facing a sharp decline that could break historic records. Florida’s manatees, “sea cows” as they are called, are dying off at unprecedented rates in 2021, and experts believe the cause extends further beyond the

Save the Turtles: Florida’s Largest Sea Turtle Rescue Organization will face 60% staff reduction due to FWC permit ruling

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Julian Wiskemann Save the turtles is more than just a movement, it’s a lifestyle for many who put their life’s work towards saving the endangered species. According to a press release this morning from the Sea Turtle Oversight Protection (S.T.O.P), the organization revealed that on April 28, 2021, Florida Fish

First phase in lifting the 31-year ban on harvesting Goliath Grouper off Florida’s coast gets approved by FWC

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Henry and Laura Whittaker Florida residents and anglers are one step closer to gaining approval to legally harvest Goliath Grouper off the coast, thanks to a new proposal by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The commission told its staff to draft an initial proposal that would outline

Orlando-based Coral Sanctuary is home to the Nation’s Largest coral rescue effort

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by videotrinkets One Florida coral sanctuary is fighting the good fight against a bacterial disease that is rapidly affecting Florida coast’s vibrant, prickly, and brain-looking coral reef ecosystem. The Florida Coral Rescue Center in Orlando is dedicated to understanding, studying, and revitalizing Florida’s declining coral reef population out of an enigmatic

Supreme Court rules against Florida in water lawsuit affecting Oyster population

Fresh Oysters – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Natalia Lisovskaya Earlier this year, we reported that the U.S. Supreme Court was scheduled to hear a long-awaited water lawsuit case for a river system that lies along the Florida-Georgia state line. The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system stretching from Florida’s Apalachicola Bay to northern Georgia was the body

FWC reveals License-Free Fishing Days—First set of dates set for Easter Weekend

Mahi Mahi on a lure – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Jason Richeux Florida is home to some of the best fishing spots in the world. Whether you are looking to catch Mahi Mahi off the Florida Keys during the summer months, lobster during mini-season, Grouper almost year-round, or freshwater bass at a local lake—the

Florida invasive species battle continues as FWC bans “high-risk” reptiles from commercial breeding and pet ownership

Green Iguana – Courtesy: Image by Scottslm from Pixabay In a unanimous vote Thursday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted on a new set of rules that would ban the commercial breeding practice and ownership of 16 “high-risk” reptiles in the state. The rule would allow current high-risk reptile owners to keep the

Florida Fishermen bring in record-breaking 769-pound swordfish: “We were not expecting that size”

Courtesy: Image by ruthieprasil from Pixabay There are big fish and then there are monster fish. Three fishermen in South Florida had themselves quite the surprise when they realized they had reeled in a potential record-breaking swordfish off Lighthouse Point in Broward County, per WSVN.  “We were not expecting that size,” said angler Hunter Irvine.