panthers

Panther numbers increasing due to conservation efforts

Panther numbers increasing due to conservation efforts

Panthers have plenty of options when it comes to preying on wildlife. But there are instances when they will target domesticated animals, including pets. That’s called depredation, according to Carli Segelson, who works within the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Division of Habitat and Species Conservation. Read the full article in the May […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 12

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 12

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. FBI MARKS 30 YEARS SINCE BLOODY SOUTH FLORIDA SHOOTOUT FBI Director James Comey said at a ceremony Monday that the April 11, 1986 gun battle with bank robbers in a Miami suburb showed law enforcement needed to update equipment […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 8

Five Things to Know in Florida for April 8

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Panther births down from past years

Panther births down from past years

Panther births are down compared to past years, but that doesn’t mean the population is on the decline in Florida. Only 13 panthers have been recorded by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission this year, including 10 males. It’s a major drop from a year earlier when a total of 32 panthers were noted. […]

FWC continues efforts to conserve panther population

FWC continues efforts to conserve panther population

While there have been calls and e-mails to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission from the public about panther sightings in the Panhandle, Kip Frohlich of the FWC said there haven’t been any confirmed for quite some time. “We’ve gotten calls and -emails in the past, but it’s been many years since we’ve had one […]

5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 15

5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 15

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about in Florida today. New chapter in Florida panther protection Wildlife officials say the panther shouldn’t be removed from the Endangered Species list and that more efforts should be made to protect their habitat in southwest Florida. Miami officer investigated for […]