• Around 1.25 Million Alligators Call Florida Home

    An estimated 5 million American alligators are spread out across the southeastern Unites States. Roughly 1.25 million alligators live in the state of Florida
  • Only Six Of Florida’s 44 Snake Species Are Venomous

    Florida's Venomous snakes are the Eastern Coral Snake, the Southern Copperhead, the Cottonmouth, the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, the Timber Rattlesnake & the Dusky Pygmy Rattlesnake.
  • Manatees Can Grow Over 13 Feet in Length and Weigh Over 3,500 Pounds

    Adult manatees are typically 9-10 feet long from snout to tail and weigh around 1,000 pounds; however, they may grow to over 13 feet long and weigh more than 3,500 pounds.

Living with Wildlife

Florida's wildlife and human populations are encountering each other more often than ever before, and the circumstances which create nuisance wildlife situations are as varied as the environment of Florida itself.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Wildlife Alert

Report a Violation
If you suspect a fish, wildlife, boating, or environmental law violation, report it to the FWC's Wildlife Alert Reward Program: 888-404-FWCC (3922). Cell phone users can dial the short-code *FWC or #FWC, depending on your service provider.

Florida Wildlife News

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19 Feb. 2019

Red Tide Counts Back to Normal

The toxic red tide bloom that’s been menacing the Southwest Florida coast since October, 2017 might finally be over.“Karenia brevis“, is the organism that causes red tide outbreaksan[...]
17 Feb. 2019

Right Whale Calves Seen Off Florida’s Atlantic Coast

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Some encouraging news coming in regarding this winter’s count of Right Whale Calves off Florida’s Atlantic coast.

According to researchers, every time one of the[...]