United States Association of Reptile Keepers, Florida

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, May 31, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Online

    At the request of USARK FL, FWC is considering the allowance of a captive breeding program for Diamondback Terrapins in Florida. 


    Threats to wild Diamondback terrapins include habitat destruction, crab traps, road mortality, predation, and poaching. Florida’s turtle breeders can help address at least one of those threats. USARK FL supports a program allowing for captive breeding of terrapins and the sale of captive bred offspring. The result would be the availability of a captive bred alternative to poached wild caught animals in the market. Florida turtle breeders are some of the best in the world and would have the ability to produce many thousands of captive bred terrapins within a few years if allowed to do so. This program should be regulated to ensure that any turtles sold can be verified as captive bred offspring and that adult breeder animals are not replaced with wild caught animals. 

    Webinar May 31st 1:00-2:30pm

    Information on joining the Webinars will be posted at 
    https://myfwc.com/.../wildlife/freshwater-turtles/dbt-rules

    Written comments may be submitted to:
    Freshwater.Turtles@MyFWC.com
    • Thursday, June 02, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Online

    At the request of USARK FL, FWC is considering the allowance of a captive breeding program for Diamondback Terrapins in Florida. 


    Threats to wild Diamondback terrapins include habitat destruction, crab traps, road mortality, predation, and poaching. Florida’s turtle breeders can help address at least one of those threats. USARK FL supports a program allowing for captive breeding of terrapins and the sale of captive bred offspring. The result would be the availability of a captive bred alternative to poached wild caught animals in the market. Florida turtle breeders are some of the best in the world and would have the ability to produce many thousands of captive bred terrapins within a few years if allowed to do so. This program should be regulated to ensure that any turtles sold can be verified as captive bred offspring and that adult breeder animals are not replaced with wild caught animals. 

    Webinar June 2nd 6:00-7:30pm



    Information on joining the Webinars will be posted at 
    https://myfwc.com/.../wildlife/freshwater-turtles/dbt-rules

    Written comments may be submitted to:
    Freshwater.Turtles@MyFWC.com
    • Wednesday, July 13, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • Thursday, July 14, 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • TBD, Jacksonville, FL
    Register

    https://myfwc.com/about/commission/commission-meetings/

Past events

Sunday, May 22, 2022 USARK FL Public Board Meeting
Tuesday, May 03, 2022 May FWC Commission Meeting
Monday, April 11, 2022 FWC Hearing for USARK FL on License Denials and Revocations
Wednesday, March 02, 2022 March FWC Commission Meeting
Saturday, February 26, 2022 USARK FL Auction!!
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 FWC Meeting, December 15 & 16
Sunday, December 12, 2021 USARK FL Board Meeting at IguanaLand
Saturday, November 13, 2021 USARK FL Fundraising Auction
Wednesday, October 06, 2021 FWC Commission Meeting
Saturday, September 11, 2021 USARK FL Board Meeting, Lakeland: Open to Public
Saturday, August 21, 2021 Fundraising Auction at Daytona
Saturday, July 17, 2021 USARK FL Fundraising Auction
Sunday, June 06, 2021 USARK FL Board Meeting, Open to Public
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 FWC Meeting
Saturday, April 10, 2021 USARK FL Fundraising Auction
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