Wildlife Conservation Commission

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    August 7, 2014
  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    Manatee Body Count: 2013 Shattered All the Records

    Manatees -- those lovable dopey floaters bobbing in the waters around South Florida -- had a really bad 2013. For the first time since scientist began tallying up the number of the animals killed in the wild, the body count broke the 800 mark. Yeah, read that line one more time so it can sink in. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    Adorable Baby Florida Panther Is Born

    Awwww.... Happy panther news! On Saturday, biologists in Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park (near Naples) found a Florida panther kitten that was about one month old. They believe the kitten's mother is a panther who was rescued, along with her brother, in 2011 when their mom was found dead. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Florida Keys Man Who Snorted White Mystery Powder Died of Cocaine Overdose

    Apparently cocaine is, indeed, a hell of a drug.​The Monroe County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that the cause of death for 53-year-old Thomas Swindal -- who died after snorting an unknown white powder from a brick he found floating in the Florida Keys -- was a cocaine overdose.The autopsy resul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Man Finds Suspicious White Powder in Florida Keys, Decides to Snort It, and Dies

    justice.govWhat big bricks of white powder may look like.​On the list of things not to do when you discover a mysterious package full of white power, snorting the substance is probably near the top of the list.Unfortunately for 53-year-old Thomas Swindal, he did not heed that advice and died last ... More >>

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    November 25, 2010

    Florida Otters May Look Cute, but Lately They've Been on the Attack

    ​Florida's otters are up to no good.First, in March, a 90-year-old man in Venice, Florida, was brutally mauled by a rabid otter, which came streaking from the bushes of an otherwise peaceful street like a cute, button-nosed demon. The otter went for the man's foot and brought him crashing to the g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Murder Victim identified at Boat Ramp

    The man who was found dead yesterday at a boat ramp near Weston has been identified as Edward Brown, 40, from Homestead. His death has been ruled a homicide.Brown's friends and family became worried after he failed to show up for a Sunday barbecue. An officer with Broward County's Fish and Wildlife ... More >>

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    September 12, 2008
  • News

    December 30, 2004

    The Ludicrous 12 of 2004

    Sure, it was the year of Bush/Kerry. But here are South Florida's really big stories.

  • News

    January 8, 2004


    Yeah, Jeb's boys saved the Miami Blue. But since then, it's been open season on the environment.

  • News

    March 30, 2000

    A Fishy Bit of Environmentalism

    Local fishermen say a proposed ban on fishing around Broward's coral reefs is a ploy by diving promoters to build business