The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) news releases and other information on the 2016 Python Challenge™ are posted here. Get up-to-date info, photos and video on our social media accounts too!
With 106 snakes removed, 2016 Python Challenge™ a success
Saturday, February 27, 2016
With participants turning in 106 snakes, the 2016 Python Challenge™ is a success on many levels. Today the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced the results and winners of the Python Removal Competition at the 2016 Python Challenge™ award ceremony in Davie. Read more...
2016 Python Challenge™ photo contest kicks off today
Friday, January 22, 2016
The contest allows people from all over the world to take part in this awareness effort on the negative impacts of nonnative species. Read more...
Join the fun at 2016 Python Challenge™ Invasive Species Awareness Festival
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
The free, family-friendly festival takes place this Saturday, Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Florida International University’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus, 11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33199. Read more...
Learn how to catch a python with free hands-on training in Fort Myers, Naples
Monday, December 14, 2015
Training includes an overview of the 2016 Python Challenge™ and will help teach participants how to identify, locate, and safely and humanely capture Burmese pythons. Each training session begins with a classroom presentation followed by an outdoor hands-on session with live, wild-caught pythons. Read more...
FWC ‘releases’ snakes throughout Florida as part of 2016 Python Challenge™
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is conducting a Virtual Snake Finding Mission, “releasing” toy snakes near popular Florida landmarks in an effort to raise awareness about nonnative species in Florida. Read more...
Learn how to catch a python with free hands-on training
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Plan to participate in the 2016 Python Challenge™ competition? Or do you want to learn how to help protect the Everglades ecosystem from invasive Burmese pythons? If so, consider signing up for one of the 2016 Python Challenge™ in-person training sessions. Read more...
Time to register for the 2016 Python Challenge™
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Want to help conserve Florida’s unique Everglades ecosystem? Then sign up for the 2016 Python Challenge™ competition and join the Florida Fish and Conservation Commission (FWC), the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida Inc. and partners to remove invasive Burmese pythons from public lands in south Florida. Read more...
FWC working with partners on the 2016 Python Challenge™
Thursday, September 3, 2015
“We are pleased by the support of our partners regarding this very important conservation effort to activate the public in becoming part of the long-term solution of managing invasive wildlife in Florida,” said FWC Chairman Brian Yablonski at the Sept. 2 Commission meeting. Read more...
FWC announces details of 2016 Python Challenge™ with partners
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Building on the success of its 2013 Python Challenge™, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida Inc. (Foundation) this week announced additional details of the 2016 Python Challenge™. Read More...
2013 Python Challenge™ competitors turn in 68 Burmese pythons
Monday, February 18, 2013
The goal of the Python Challenge™ was to heighten public awareness about this invasive species, yet it also proved to be an unprecedented opportunity to gather important data about Burmese python populations and their impact on the Everglades ecosystem. Read More...
2016 Python Challenge™
Media Contact Information
Carli Segelson, FWC Habitat and Species Conservation Communications Director
Lisa Thompson, FWC Habitat and Species Conservation Communications Specialist