FWC Launches New Web Application!

Have You Had a Gopher Tortoise Sighting Lately?

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is launching a new interactive web application to report gopher tortoise sightings. So, they are no longer using their phone application. FWC has replaced it with their web application.

Check out their new application at the link above. It allows citizens to submit the location of gopher tortoise sightings. The sightings collect valuable data for FWC. Similarly, FWC uses this data to help their conservation efforts.

Check Out the Application to Report a Gopher Tortoise Sighting

The application helps citizen scientists to submit their data and view a map of all the data collected. So, click here to view the FWC sighting map and check out pictures of gopher tortoises seen in your area.

Gopher tortoises are a threatened species that is found in all 67 Florida counties. Tracking gopher tortoises are important. Similarly, their burrows benefit 350 other native species in Florida.

We Want to Thank You

Thank you for your interest in learning more about gopher tortoises and your efforts to conserve them. MGC staff have been working with FWC to conserve the gopher tortoise for over 10 years. Furthermore, we appreciate your help in protecting this important keystone species.

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