The following report highlights some cases the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission handled in Brevard County over the past week but does not include all actions taken by the Division of Law Enforcement.
When the Brevard Zoo announced they were building a home for rescued bears last fall, the excitement in the community was palpable. More than a year of planning and construction has finally paid off, and they are happy to say that their first bear is now ready to “meet” you!
Brevard Zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center admitted 13 green sea turtles between Friday and Sunday. The cause of this influx is unknown.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officer Stelzer was on land patrol of the St. Johns River when he saw a spotlight shining on private property that runs along the river.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) completed the final step in reevaluating five Species of Special Concern, one of six key objectives outlined in Florida’s Imperiled Species Management Plan.
At its December meeting in St. Augustine, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved draft changes to shark fishing regulations, including management changes for the shore-based shark fishery.
Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday for all who cherish its traditions involving friends, family and food. Some love preparing dishes from recipes that have been passed down through the generations.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is providing an enhanced, interactive map updated daily of water samples to inform the public on the status of naturally-occurring red tide throughout the state.
Access to Florida’s Boater Education Temporary Certificate Program has been expanded, thanks to work done by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to make allowances for online course providers to offer the required courses over the internet.
Researchers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute are asking for help from anglers, spearfishers, and charter captains to capture information about the Atlantic red snapper fishery.
Steve Bargeron was fishing from a dock in Fort Pierce as he watched a fellow fisherman pull a huge shrimp-like creature out of the water.
Florida bowhunters will have an opportunity to attend a National Bowhunter Education Foundation certified bowhunter education course in Alachua County in August.
With the opening of scallop seasons fast approaching, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants to remind everyone engaged in this fun outdoor activity to use a divers-down warning device whenever they are snorkeling or scuba diving while searching for these tasty treats.
Ft. Pierce resident Kyle Patterson, a law enforcement officer and investigator with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), has received the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Award for Marine Conservation.
We asked for information about who may have applied red paint and concrete to the limbs, face and shell of a gopher tortoise rescued by good Samaritans in Montverde, Florida.
The release of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 2017 Boating Accident Statistical Report reminds boaters to focus on simple, effective steps that make boating safer – especially during busy time periods like the upcoming Memorial Day Holiday.
Officers Balgo and Hallsten were conducting patrols in Merritt Island when they saw a repeat offender catch several oversized black drum.
The American alligator is a conservation success story. Florida has a healthy and stable alligator population, which is estimated at 1.3 million alligators of every size.