Texas Parks & Wildlife seeks public input on Monarch Butterfly conservation license plate design

Texas Parks & Wildlife seeks public input on Monarch Butterfly conservation license plate design

AUSTIN (September 22, 2020) — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will be launching a new conservation license plate to raise money to help conserve monarch butterflies and other native Texas, non-game, at-risk species. The public is invited to vote for their favorite design for the new monarch butterfly license plate through an online survey […]

Changes proposed to Texas Exotic Aquatic Species regulations

Changes proposed to Texas Exotic Aquatic Species regulations

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is proposing changes to regulations regarding harmful or potentially harmful fish, shellfish and aquatic plants. The proposed changes significantly reorganize the existing rules to enhance accessibility, meet the changing needs of the regulated community, and address current and potential future threats posed by these exotic species. The […]

Pancake Breakfast with the big cats, social distancing style

Pancake Breakfast with the big cats, social distancing style

Panthers, Pumas & Pancakes WYLIE, TX (August 6, 2020) In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Education Center, located at 3430 Skyview Drive in Wylie, will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, August 22. Take a self-guided tour of  the sanctuary that’s home to rescued tigers, lions, cougars, leopards, cheetahs, bobcats and […]

Online education expanded as anglers take to the water across Texas

Online education expanded as anglers take to the water across Texas

AUSTIN – With more Texans heading to the water during quarantine to recreate and physical distance naturally, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has seen an uptick in fishing license purchases compared to this time last year. Recognizing this, TPWD has expanded its outdoor education curriculum to include online classes open to new anglers wanting […]

Texas Parks & Wildlife launches innovative bass tracking study

Texas Parks & Wildlife launches innovative bass tracking study

AUSTIN – With more people heading out to the water, recent reports have shown anglers aren’t catching bass as often despite healthy fish populations in lakes. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department launched a new study tracking the movements and behaviors of largemouth bass at Toledo Bend and Lake Fork to try and figure out […]

Watermelon Toss for the big cats at In-Sync Exotics in Wylie

Watermelon Toss for the big cats at In-Sync Exotics in Wylie

(WYLIE, TX – June 20, 2020) Mark your calendars and come to the Watermelon Toss for the big cats at In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Education Center, located at 3430 Skyview Drive in Wylie, TX.  The event will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 11. Some of the cats play with the watermelons, […]

Common Salvinia discovered on Lake Fork

Common Salvinia discovered on Lake Fork

(AUSTIN – May 29, 2020) The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) confirmed the presence of common salvinia on Lake Fork near Emory after conducting a vegetation survey on May 19, 2020.  The common salvinia was found in the White Oak Creek Cove, the same cove giant salvinia was found in 2018 and eventually eradicated.  […]

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission awards $3.71 Million in recreational trail grants to Texas communities

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission awards $3.71 Million in recreational trail grants to Texas communities

(AUSTIN—May 21, 2020) The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved $3.71 million dollars in grants to fund 22 motorized and non-motorized recreational trail-related projects across the state. The National Recreational Trails Fund (NRTF) funds recreational trail construction, renovation and acquisition. The grants are funded from a portion of the federal gas tax generated by gasoline […]

How COVID-19 is affecting North Texas tigers

How COVID-19 is affecting North Texas tigers

(WYLIE, TX – April 9, 2020) First it was ‘Tiger King’, and everyone wanting to know what we thought about Joe Exotic.  Then it was the announcement of the tiger at the Bronx Zoo testing positive for the coronavirus, and everyone wanting to know if our tigers were safe. The fact of the matter is, […]

Dallas earns certification as inaugural ‘Bird City Texas’

Dallas earns certification as inaugural ‘Bird City Texas’

Communities Rise to the Challenge in the Name of Conservation AUSTIN–Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Audubon Texas, partners in the Bird City Texas Initiative, are proud to announce that four communities have received certification during the inaugural application cycle. Bastrop, Dallas, Houston, and Port Aransas have been recognized as the leaders in community action […]

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