Wildlife & Environment
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On July 22, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) added the migratory monarch butterfly... more
As new residents move to Florida at the rate of 1,000 people a day, an effort is underway to preserve green spaces ... more
Manatee deaths in 2022 are on track to be even worse than in 2021. more
The summer season brings warm temperatures, bright sunshine – and an increased demand for water to irrigate lawns, gardens, and landscapes.  more
The wet season has started, but water levels remain low in the Kissimmee River.  more
It was not the most dramatic animal release of all time, but it was a dramatic milestone for one of North America’s most endangered birds. more
Progress is being made in efforts to slow the flow and improve water quality in the Kissimmee River ... more
SFWMD land management staff assisted students from Yearling Middle School’s FFA Club with the installation of wood duck boxes ... more
Audubon’s Everglades Science Center (ESC) has completed a pilot study to determine if the use of camera traps for... more
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved staff moving forward with proposed regulations changes ... more
The oldest roseate spoonbill ever recorded was found in Florida Bay this spring. more
Dairy cows in Okeechobee are now playing a role in creating a renewable fuel source for the future that will also reduce greenhouse gas. more
Most people are concerned about keeping the planet clean and are willing to recycle. more
There’s no better time for watching (and counting) birds than spring. Birders across the state are marking their calendars ... more
Several elected officials, staff, and other organizations were invited to meet with the Assistant Secretary of the Army [ASA] Michael Connor at the C44 reservoir... more
USACE will have a LOSOM Listening Session online, on Monday, March 21, from 1 to 4 p.m. more
Nearly 100 nature lovers flocked to the DeLuca Preserve to scout the property for animals and plants that live on the expanse. more
Florida’s stone crab industry contributes $30 million to the state’s economy each year ... more
Fish make sound in many ways. Some, like the toadfish, have evolved organs or other structures in their bodies that produce sounds ... more
While residents need to be on the lookout for non-native snakes, it can be easy to misidentify them or confuse them with native species. more
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