The mission of The Florida Chapter of the Wildlife Society is to serve and represent wildlife professionals in promoting wildlife conservation, biodiversity, and resource stewardship.
The Florida Chapter of the Wildlife Society is proud to announce the 2014 Greater Everglades Student Memorial Scholarship. We are alos excited to announce, for the first time ever the FLTWS Graduate Student Scholarship. For more information on these prestigious awards, check out our scholarship page.
Congratulations to Ms. Jenny Adler, for her winning photo "Deep Breath"!
Please visit the photo contest gallery to view the runner up images. (other great contestant photos will be added soon!)
Thanks, also, to our judges for their time and effort. They had to judge 45 photos, and I can tell you there were many beautiful and interesting ones to review, it was no easy process!
The American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) is the most widely distributed of the New World crocodiles, ranging from the southern tip of Florida, along both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of southern Mexico, Central America, and northern South America, as well as the Caribbean islands of Cuba, Jamaica, and Hispaniola. It is one of two species of crocodilian native to Florida, the other being the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis). Crocodiles inhabit brackish or saltwater areas and can be found in ponds, coves, and creeks in mangrove swamps.
(From DEP news)
On Feb. 25 in Live Oak, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection will kick off a series of six meetings around Florida to take public input on the Department’s water quality assessment and restoration priorities over the next two years.
These meetings are to present the 2014 Strategic Monitoring Plan. The Department will also present a preliminary Total Maximum Daily Load 2-year work plan, and will request input on the new methodology used to prioritize TMDL and Basin Management Action Plan development for specific waterbodies and water segments.
(republished from Audubon Florida)
This meeting of the Governor and Cabinet in Kissimmee presents a very important opportunity for supporters of the Rural and Family Lands program to make their support known to Governor Scott and the members of the Cabinet. Audubon is hopeful that you can be present at the Cabinet meeting. Support for the proposed priority list is important, but even more important will be statements from stakeholders that support increased funding for expansion of the Rural and Family Lands Easement Program. It is vital that Governor Scott and Florida Cabinet Members who are elected statewide understand how important this program is to the continuation of agriculture, ranching, family farms, and the protection of wildlife habitat and water resources that exist in abundance in Florida’s rural landscape.