'CONSERVE WILDLIFE' SPECIALTY LICENSE PLATE
THE BEAR TAG
Supports health and well-being of Florida black bears and other wildlife diversity.
Proceeds go to the Wildlife Foundation of Florida, Inc., a citizen support organization created pursuant to s. 379.223.
Statutory authorization: 320.08058 (24).
Enacted: 07/01/1998. Annual Use Fee: $25.00.
Your purchase of a "Conserve Wildlife" license plate generates needed funds exclusively used to benefit all wildlife species in Florida and their habitats.
The "Conserve Wildlife" license plate was created specifically to generate additional revenue necessary to conduct the programs aimed at conserving our State's natural heritage.The Foundation awards restricted grants for wildlife conservation programs administered by the FWC. Examples of such initiatives include:
Species and habitat research
Watchable wildlife initiatives
Educational programs about Florida's diverse wildlife
Programs that encourage conservation of Florida's natural heritage.
Revenues are also used to increase public awareness and understanding, especially among children, about the importance of wildlife and wildlife habitat, and to encourage participation in wildlife-viewing activities.
Special emphasis is placed on projects involving the Florida black bear. Survival of this species depends in part on preservation of its habitat, which, in turn, will benefit other wildlife species.
Up to 10% of the proceeds from the annual use fee may be used for marketing and administrative costs directly related to the management and distribution of the proceeds. The remaining proceeds shall be used for programs and activities of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission that contribute to the health and well-being of Florida black bears and other wildlife diversity.