This statute prohibits the intentional killing or wounding of any animal, or the eggs or nest of any animal, listed as threatened, endangered, or of special concern, making it a third-degree felony. The bald eagle has been designated under this provision.
It is unlawful for a person to intentionally kill or wound any fish or wildlife of a species designated by the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission as endangered, threatened, or of special concern, or to intentionally destroy the eggs or nest of any such fish or wildlife, except as provided for in the rules of the commission. Any person who violates this provision with regard to an endangered or threatened species is guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
Laws 1991, c. 91-134, § 4; Laws 1994, c. 94-356, § 244. Amended by Laws 1999, c. 99-245, § 48, eff. July 1, 1999. Renumbered by Laws 2008, c. 2008-247, § 178, eff. July 1, 2008.