Thursday, 12 August 2010 11:57
On July 12th 21 brown pelicans and 11 northern gannets were released back into the wild on a Sanibel Island beach. The birds had been rehabbed after being found covered with oil in the Gulf near the Louisiana coast – victims of the deep water horizon well blow out. How did the birds fare? WGCU’s Valerie Alker has this update.
Wednesday, 04 August 2010 10:34
Friday, 04 June 2010 09:36
Tuesday, 11 May 2010 14:47
Friday, 07 May 2010 14:31
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has published new rules for dealing with Muscovy ducks. The species is native only to extreme Southwest Texas but has been introduced elsewhere. The large ducks can be found in urban centers from Washington State to New York – but they’re flourishing in Florida. And the new federal regulations for controlling them are igniting passions of supporters and detractors. WGCU’s Valerie Alker reports.
Tuesday, 04 May 2010 09:55
Tuesday, 04 May 2010 08:24
There’s a bill awaiting Governor Charlie Crist’s signature that would make owning or importing Burmese pythons – and several other species of non-native snakes and reptiles – illegal in Florida. He is expected to sign it. It comes in response to what biologists agree is a serious threat to South Florida’s ecosystem. WGCU’s Mike Kiniry recently attended a training session for what’s called Python Patrol. It’s an effort to stem the spread of these prolific breeders that have no natural enemies…with help from the public.
Friday, 30 April 2010 08:58
Friday, 16 April 2010 08:49