Landlubbers may not be aware of a current epic sea battle: shrimpers v. sea turtles. The reality is that we have very little idea what kind of impact the former has on the latter endangered critters. In part, that's because the federal government is dragging ass about conducting meaningful studies ... More >>
Some idiot shot and killed a Florida panther, apparently. This according to authorities at the Cypress National Preserve in Collier County, where the dead panther was found. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says they found the animal dead from a gunshot wound on Saturday in the Tu ... More >>
Biotech interests' plan to sacrifice Briger Forest on the altar of development met new resistance yesterday as environmental groups filed a notice of violation with federal agencies charged with permitting the plan, Scripps Florida Phase II. The environmentalists charge that the U.S. Fish and Wildl ... More >>
On a scalding Saturday afternoon, nearly a dozen Miami Beach Police cars are jammed up on the lawns of a shady residential street near Mount Sinai Hospital. Cops lean against their cruisers as a mangy group of about 20 protesters spills out onto the overgrown lawn before a white, single-story house. ... More >>
Depending on where you come down on the whole animal-rights thing, you probably watched the video of Florida's finest d-bags jumping onto some innocent manatees with something between shock and rage. This week we posted the vid, some dumpster-grade Jackassery courtesy of two Cocoa Beach brainiacs. T ... More >>
A couple of Cocoa Beach yokels made the conscious decision to lure a mother manatee and her calf close to the water's edge, and then cannonballed into them, because DERPY DERPY DERP IT'S HIGH LARIOUS. Then they posted the video of them slamming into the animals on the YouTube. Because this ... More >>
See also "U.S. Fish and Wildlife Faces Lawsuit For Not Protecting Ten Florida Species"The nonprofit Center for Biological Diversity has filed a massive petition with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service demanding that a total of 53 reptiles and amphibians be granted protection under the Endangered Spe ... More >>
Ten relatively obscure species found in the Sunshine State have landed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in a legal tussle.The black rail, the Georgia blind salamander, a siltsnail, and the purple skimmer are among the animals that Fish and Wildlife has failed to adequately protect, accor ... More >>
Florida's coral reefs have been on the decline for decades, and it looks like things could get a whole lot worse. Seven species of coral found in Florida and Caribbean waters "are extremely likely to go extinct" before the year 2100, and five of those species are the most "imperiled o ... More >>
All they wanted was some darkness for the baby sea turtles. But what started out as a simple request for protection of the endangered animals has ballooned into a yearslong battle among local advocates, the U.S. Coast Guard, and numerous agencies in which the original message has been lost in ... More >>
courtesy of PETA and ARFFOutside American Airlines Arena in Miami this Friday will be a pack of angry clowns. No, it's not a Nickelback concert; it's the circus. And the clowns outside won't be working for Ringling Bros. They're animals rights activists protesting Ringling's treatment of elephant ... More >>
Volunteers spend millions of hours trying to rescue sea turtles. So how come so few people care about busting poachers?
Buck Island Ranch is home to the threatened caracara, and it's a laboratory where ranchers and conservationists are learning to work together
Turns out the Florida panther has a taste for deer kept on the Seminoles' hunting preserve. Now the tribe wants payback.
Part CEO, part shaman, Seminole leader James Billie has his tribe charging toward economic independence.