Wildlife & Environment
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A global risk-assessment tool shows 33 nonnative aquatic species worldwide pose a “very high risk” of becoming invasive in current and future climate conditions. more
Antidepressants can help humans emerge from the darkness of depression. Expose crayfish to antidepressants, and they too become more outgoing - but that might not.... more
New rules require owners of pet tegus and green iguanas to apply for a no-cost permit and mark their pets with a Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) tag, also known as a microchip. more
Audubon Florida has released the spring edition of the bi-annual “State of the Everglades” report. The report is published twice a year... more
A new study led by the U.S. Geological Survey assesses the likelihood of scientists and wildlife managers transferring coronavirus to North American bats... more
Six researchers across multiple academic disciplines at the University of Florida are working collaboratively to develop a certification program for wildlife-friendly plants. more
As pest-eaters, Eastern bluebirds benefit Florida farmers. Not only that, they’re cute. Two good reasons Hance Ellington has started a program to preserve them. more
Reef restoration experiments in Florida have never been replicated on such a large scale before, with 24 outplanting sites spanning from Martin County down the coast of southeast Florida to Key West. more
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will start a new study in south Florida during the 2021 algal bloom season to assess the health effects of exposure to … more
The FWC has updated the “Panther Pulse” page with mortality information through June 4, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. more
In the battle of mosquitofish against guppies, University of Florida scientists found that the native mosquitofish won, and that’s good for our ecosystems. more
The FWC has updated the “Panther Pulse” page with mortality information through May 27, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. more
The Caloosahatchee District urges residents and visitors to refrain from outdoor burning, especially during this period of increased wildfire danger. more
Audubon is calling on beachgoers to help make beaches safer for birds by avoiding their nesting areas during this busy holiday weekend... more
The FWC has updated the “Panther Pulse” page with mortality information through May 21, 2021... more
Florida Museum of Natural History scientists have found the first nest of Florida’s extraordinarily rare blue calamintha bee... more
Considered a key wildlife indicator, the health of the American Crocodile will continue to tell us whether water restoration efforts that began in the late 1980s are benefitting crocodiles. more
The Florida Forest Service provides the following Wildfire Safety Tips: more
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) continues to monitor algal blooms. more
Now is the time to plan for Florida’s upcoming hunting seasons if you’re interested in applying for the FWC's alligator harvest permits more
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