The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission needs your help in protecting the state-threatened gopher tortoise.The tortoise and its burrow are protected by state law. If one lives in your yard, keep dogs and children away from the burrow. While driving, keep an eye out for these slow-moving creatures on roads. Please give them time to cross.
The FWC has a free Florida Gopher Tortoise smartphone app you can download to help us gather information on the tortoises. You can take a photo of a gopher tortoise or a burrow and it will be sent automatically to the FWC along with its GPS coordinates. Also, you can learn facts about gopher tortoises and take a quiz on what you've learned.
For more information, visit MyFWC.com/GopherTortoise.