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Conservancy of Southwest Florida partners with the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida to expand program to control Burmese pythons in Southwest Florida

Additional snakes with radio transmitters added 40 square miles of invasive Burmese python removal in ecologically sensitive areas NAPLES, Fla. (September 16, 2021) – The Conservancy of Southwest Florida in partnership with the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida reports the success of expanding its sentinel snake program targeting invasive Burmese pythons that are devastating […]

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Will we find corals’ white knights in spiny armor?

St. Petersburg, FL (July 30, 2021) – Corals create the castles that form the foundation of thriving marine ecosystems, but they are also their castles’ inhabitants, susceptible to siege by hordes of predators. But possibly marching to their rescue is the spotted spiny lobster (Panulirus guttatus), one of the white knights of the coral kingdom. […]

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Making a mussel with help from an unlikely source

St. Petersburg, FL (April 16, 2021) – Sometimes we need a little help to get going, and Lake Trafford is no exception. Luckily, nature has provided it assistance from some unlikely sources: native mussels and bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus). Mussels might not be much to look at, but they are an essential component to ecosystem health […]

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In Need of Rescue: Florida Coral Rescue Center Established to Help Save Florida Reefs

  Orlando, FL (April 14, 2021) – A diverse group of coral reef management and conservation leaders has banded together to respond to an environmental crisis and save Florida’s coral reefs. The Orlando-based Florida Coral Rescue Center (FCRC) is a state-of-the-art facility established for gene banking and care of Florida corals rescued from reefs not yet […]

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Premios de la Fundación Empleados ejemplares de FWC

Tallahassee, FL (April 7, 2021) – Two Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) employees received awards for their exemplary work from the nonprofit Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida at FWC’s Commission meeting in Tallahassee on February 25, 2021. FWC Chief Information Officer Glenda Atkinson was awarded the 2020 Rodney Barreto FWC Employee of […]

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