Threatened and Endangered Species
Georgia provides habitat for 62 species for plants and animals protected under the federal Endangered Species Act. The state of Georgia has its own lists of plants and animals that are considered to be threatened or endangered. These species including the ones listed below can also be protected under state law.
Listings of endangered species including their status, range and habitat.
- Invertebrates - spiders, insects, mussels, snails,
- Reptiles and Amphibians
GIS Files for Threatened and Endangered Species Ranges in Georgia. This ZIP file contains ArcGIS Shapefiles with associated metadata. Not all T&E species have shapefiles. These GIS files are meant to help you determine if your project is within the potential range of a protected species. These data should not substitute for field based assessments to determine if suitable habitat for a protected species is present. If you have any questions, please contact catherine_mccurdy AT fws.gov.
For county lists of endangered species or to find out what species might occur in your project area, please visit our automated Information, Planning and Conservation System here: IPaC
If you need assistance using IPaC, please contact Catherine McCurdy at 706-613-9493, ext 229.
The Endangered Species Program page at the national USFWS website puts you in contact with service-wide information, links, and news regarding threatened and endangered species.
The Environmental Conservation Online System or ECOS is a select set of national U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service databases and applications. ECOS provides s a central access point for data integration, queries, reports, summaries, data editing, spatial analysis tools, map generation and data export.
Glossary of definitions relating to the Endangered Species Act.
- Drought Contingency Planning for Freshwater Mussels in Southeast U.S.
- Mobile River Mussels
- Conserving Aquatic Species
- Endangered Species in Georgia
- Threatened and Endangered Plant Recovery
- Habitat Conservation Plans
Questions & Answers
- What if an Endangered Species Lives on your Property?...
- What is the Partners For Fish And Wildlife program?
- How do I find out about grants that may help endangered species?
- Who do I contact for more information?