The FWC is seeking information on Florida's listed threatened species and species of special concern.
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The FWC is collecting information on several of Florida’s species, including
the Pine Barrens treefrog (Hyla andersonii). Photo Courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has announced that it is conducting biological reviews on 61 species on Florida’s lists of threatened species and species of special concern.
The FWC is seeking information on the listed species that have not been reviewed previously or have outdated reviews. The list of 61 species, which includes reptiles and amphibians, can be found here. The FWC is collecting information on population size and trends, distribution and range, and threats to species.
At a meeting last month, the FWC revised its rules for listing imperiled species. According to the FWC, biological review groups appointed by the FWC will use the information provided by the public and other research to evaluate whether each species should be on Florida’s threatened list. The FWC will create a management plan for each of the 61 species, no matter their status, outlining conservation goals and objectives.
Information and data on any of the 61 species should be sent to: Biological Status Reviews, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 620 South Meridian St., Mail Station 2A, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Responses will be accepted until 5 p.m., Nov. 1, 2010. Those providing information on more than one species should have a separate, clearly identifiable section in the response for each species.