Florida Fish and Wildlife Returns More Than 600 Turtles to Wild After Long-Term Investigation
By Space Coast Daily // October 23, 2019
A group of poachers were taking freshwater turtles from the wild and selling them illegally to overseas buyers
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – More than 600 turtles were returned to the wild after a long-term undercover investigation by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission discovered a group of poachers were taking freshwater turtles from the wild and selling them illegally to overseas buyers.
Fortunately, FWC put a stop to this.
This case started as a tip, so remember you can make a difference.
Report suspected violations to FWC’s Wildlife Alert hotline – call 888-404-FWCC (3922) or text Tip@MyFWC.com.
CLICK HERE to read more about the investigation, suspects and charges.