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Month: September 2018

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Celebrate National Lobster Day

By: Nicole Forsgren It’s National Lobster Day so we wanted to share some facts about this fascinating species found in Florida’s waters. The Florida spiny lobster earned its name from spines that cover its bodies, aiding in protection against predators.  One of their defining features are the two large spots located on the top of […]

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BlueGreen 2018 Features Two Leading Conservationists

The Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida is honored to showcase two leading conservationists, Johnny Morris of Bass Pro Shops and Shane Mahoney of Conservation Visions at BlueGreen 2018 on Saturday, October 27th at Armature Works in Tampa. Mahoney is an internationally recognized conservationist and wildlife advocate who bridges the gap between our natural heritage and the […]

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Celebrating Our Outdoor Heritage

By: Bill O’Connor Hunters and anglers have been vital champions in the conservation of our wildlife and the environment. On the  47th National Hunting and Fishing Day,  we caught up with Kayla Reid, a microbiologist, Florida native, and hunter to discuss why hunting and fishing have been important in her life for over two decades. FWFF: […]

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Florida Conservation Organizations Partner To Support The Recovery Of West Coast Snook Populations Following Red Tide Event

Coastal Conservation Association Florida (CCA Florida) is partnering with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Mote Marine Laboratory (Mote) to address the loss to the snook population on the southwest coast as a result of the red tide event. The two-year initiative includes raising and releasing 10,000 hatchery-reared juvenile snook along Florida’s southwest coast and will launch […]

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FWC Awards 10 Communities BearWise Funding to Reduce Conflicts

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is awarding a total of $500,000 to 10 communities to help them reduce human-bear conflicts. BearWise funding will be used to share the cost of bear-resistant trash cans, dumpsters and other equipment that will keep bears out of trash in neighborhoods and parks. Since 2007, a total […]

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