Florida Fish and Wildlife Returns More Than 600 Turtles to Wild After Long-Term Investigation

A group of poachers were taking freshwater turtles from the wild and selling them illegally to overseas buyers

More than 600 turtles were returned to the wild after a long-term undercover investigation by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. (FWC image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – More than 600 turtles were returned to the wild after a long-term undercover investigation by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission discovered a group of poachers were taking freshwater turtles from the wild and selling them illegally to overseas buyers.

Fortunately, FWC put a stop to this.

This case started as a tip, so remember you can make a difference.

Report suspected violations to FWC’s Wildlife Alert hotline – call 888-404-FWCC (3922) or text Tip@MyFWC.com.

CLICK HERE to read more about the investigation, suspects and charges.

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