Here are some links to other services and agencies that might be helpful:
Government Agencies Regulating Wildlife:
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Home page of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a Bureau in the Department of Interior. Their mission is, working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Home Page: Information and regulations on hunting, freshwater fishing, saltwater fishing, wildlife viewing, hiking trails, boating safety, the Florida panther and other endangered and threatened species.
Florida Wildlife Rehabilitation Facilities Click here for a listing of Rehabilitators around the state of Florida.
Wildlife Rehabilitation Associations:
Florida Wildlife Rehabilitators Association
The Florida Wildlife Rehabilitators Association (FWRA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the unification, education and dissemination of information to all wildlife rehabilitators in Florida.
National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association
The National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association (NWRA) is dedicated to improving and promoting the profession of wildlife rehabilitation and its contributions to preserving natural ecosystems.
International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council
The International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council has worked since 1972 to support wildlife and provide resources for wildlife rehabilitators. Today, IWRC is comprised of veterinarians, rehabilitators, conservationists, and other professionals from around the world, all committed to restoring the health, ensuring the welfare, and safeguarding the future of wildlife.
Places To See Wildlife In Their Natural Environments:
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Titusville Florida. 140,000 acres of fine birding, wildlife viewing, hiking, endangered species, educational programs, and wildlife drives.
Enchanted Forest Nature Sanctuary
Walking & Learning trails wander through timeless Scrub, Mesic, and Hydric ecosystems with their wide variety of endangered and threatened species. You will descend 15 to 20 feet from the desert-like Scrub on the ancient Atlantic Coastal Ridge into the shadowy, moist Mesic Hammock with its huge canopy. The interrelationship of elevation, soil, water, nutrients, and botany becomes evident.
Turkey Creek Sanctuary
Winding through the sanctuary is a 4,000-foot boardwalk (1.85 miles) and 1.5 miles of jogging trails, that becomes your "access pass" to nature's theater. See water turtles, frogs, birds of prey, and snakes perform on a stage of scrub area found only in Florida.
Erna Nixon Park
The park features 2345’ of elevated boardwalk and 640’ of trail winding through three different ecosystems. Grand old live oaks festooned with moss and fern, an open wetland area, and a wild grape arbor highlight the tour. Using an informative booklet, visitors can experience the ancient Florida woodlands through self-guided tours or enjoy exhibits at the nature center which adjoins a small pavilion with picnic tables.
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