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FPL & Duda Farms Announce Aid For Manatee Feeding

The race to raise $180,000 to support the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and FWC’s supplemental feeding trial starving manatees in the Indian River Lagoon is on. Luckily, thanks to a generous $25,000 donation from Florida Power & Light (FPL), we’re off to a great start. The start of the supplemental feeding will depend on […]

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Let Them Eat Lettuce

Breaking manatee news: the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) are planning to resume supplemental feeding for manatees in the Indian River Lagoon this winter. In 2021, FWC recorded 1,101 manatee deaths, many due to starvation, which set the stage for the first supplemental feeding trial […]

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Supporting FWC Staff Following Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian was one of the most destructive storms to strike the United States in the last century. In the face of billions of dollars in damages to homes, property, and delicate natural habitats, FWC deployed over 100 officers to aid in community rescue efforts throughout southwest Florida. With their unique training, experience, and equipment, […]

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Grants At Work: Wetland Restoration of Rolling Meadows

To those who know Florida’s delicate ecosystems, the importance of wetlands should come as no surprise. These diverse paradises for native species like alligators, great blue herons, and waterfowl are known as “nature’s kidneys,” helping purify and filter the water that passes through them. The list of reasons why wetlands are crucial to our and […]

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Finding Healing Through Her Lens

When you peruse Staci Doucett’s photography portfolio, you may find it hard to believe she hasn’t been behind a camera her entire life. Her striking portraits of Florida’s shorebirds are not the typical work of someone with just 10 years of experience under her belt, but Staci’s path to wildlife photography wasn’t straightforward. A Florida […]

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