The highly successful Wildlife Alert Reward Program is just one example of how citizens help us protect and manage our fish and wildlife resources by providing information. Use the phone numbers and links below to get in touch with us about any number of issues

Wildlife Law Violations:
Call the Wildlife Alert hotline: 888-404-FWCC (888-404-3922). Cellular phone users, call *FWC or #FWC.


Angler Tag Return Hotline:
Call 800-367-4461.
Bat Mortality Monitoring – Report sick, unusually behaving or dead bats.
Call 888-404-FWCC [3922]
Burmese Pythons, other nonnative (exotic) reptiles:
Call 888-IVEGOT1 (888-483-4681)

Injured or Orphaned Wildlife

Report sick, dead, injured or tagged manatees by calling Wildlife Alert: 888-404-3922.
Marine Turtles:
Report dead or injured marine turtles by calling Wildlife Alert: 888-404-3922.
Nuisance Alligators:
Call 866-FWC-GATOR (866-392-4286).
Red Tide Status Line:
Toll-free inside Florida only – 866-300-9399.
Outside Florida – 727-552-2448.
Right Whale Sightings:
Call 888-97-WHALE (888-979-4253).
Waterway Markers – Missing or Damaged:
Call 866-405-BUOY (866-405-2869).

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