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Tag: Florida Black Bear

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  • A black bear in an open pine habitat.
    A black bear in the woods. Photo by FWC.

    Florida black bear 90-day not substantial finding

    April 18, 2017 | 4 minute read

    Who petitioned the Service? On March 18, 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) received a petition dated March 17, 2016, from Center for Biological Diversity, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Animal Hero Kids, Animal Rights Foundation of Florida, Animal Welfare Institute, Big Cat Rescue, Guillaume Chapron, CompassionWorks International, Environmental Action, The Humane Society of the United States, Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary, Miha Krofel, The League of Women Voters of Florida, Lobby for Animals, Paul C.  Learn more...


  • Red-cockaded woodpecker flying from its nest.
    Red-cockaded woodpecker. Photo by Martjan Lammertink, U.S. Forest Service.

    Base recognized for conservation work

    May 30, 2018 | 4 minute read

    Camp Blanding, flush with federally endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers, donates juvenile birds to other wildlife areas across the South. Nearly two-thirds of the National Guard base in Northeast Florida is prime habitat for at-risk gopher tortoises too. More than 10,000 acres of pine and scrub is carefully burned each year to benefit under-threat flora and fauna as well as conservation-friendly longleaf pines. And the joint military base is a critical piece in the creation of a wildlife corridor that connects central Florida to southeast Georgia.  Read the full story...

  • A black bear snoozing on a tree limb.
    Florida black bear. Photo by FWC.

    Florida black bear population continues to increase

    April 18, 2017 | 4 minute read

    Today, after a robust investigation into the population and health of Florida black bears, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) found a petition to list the bear under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) did not present substantial information that listing may be warranted. This finding will be published in the Federal Register on April 19, 2017 and concludes the agency’s work on the petition. In the 1970s, the estimated number of adult Florida black bears had fallen to only 300.  Read the full story...

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