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Biology of the Hicatee: A Critically Endangered River Turtle of Belize


December 18, 2015

The hicatee (Dermatemys mawii) is a Central American river turtle and one of the 25 most endangered turtle species in the world. Over-hunting for meat, eggs, and shells is driving the turtles toward extinction. This 3-page fact sheet about the ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Belize, Frank J. Mazzotti, Nathan Schwartz, Rebecca G. Harvey, Turtles, Venetia Briggs-Gonzales, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation Department
Figure 1. According to Florida law, all dogs, cats, and ferrets greater than 4 months of age must be vaccinated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian.

Facts about Wildlife Diseases: Rabies


July 27, 2015

Rabies is a virus carried by mammals. It kills infected humans and animals if they are not treated shortly after exposure. Rabies can be prevented, but it cannot be cured once symptoms become evident. This 6-page fact sheet explains how rabies ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Holly K. Ober, Infectious Diseases, Samantha Wisely, Veterinary Medicine: Pets, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation Department

Managing Conflicts with Wildlife: Living with Coyotes


July 24, 2015

The omnivorous coyote is a relative newcomer to Florida that plays an important role in ecosystems and food webs. Of particular importance and possible benefit may be their potential ability to control populations of pest species such as some ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Alexander Gulde, Angeline Scotten, Coyotes, Holly K. Ober, Lauren Watine, Managing Conflicts With Wildlife Series, Raoul Boughton, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation Department, William Giuliano
Figure 2. White-tailed deer fawns are spotted. Credit: Alico, Inc

Managing Conflicts with Wildlife: Living with Deer


July 24, 2015

Though deer rarely pose problems for people, it is important to understand the issues associated with deer and human-deer interactions. This 4-page fact sheet describes the biology of Florida's white-tailed deer, the hazards associated with ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Deer, Holly K. Ober, Lauren Watine, Raoul Boughton, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation Department, William Giuliano
Figure 1. A Florida panther. Credit: United States Fish and Wildlife Service National Digital Library

Managing Conflicts with Wildlife: Living with Panthers


June 12, 2015

Panthers help maintain populations of some native species and control nuisance species such as wild hogs. They are generally secretive and rarely bother people, but there are rare situations where panthers can become dangerous or damaging. In ... READ MORE

Category: Wildlife
Tags: Darrell Land, Eric Hellgren, Holly K. Ober, Lauren Watine, Mark Lotz, Panthers And Jaguars, Raoul Boughton, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation Department, William Giuliano

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