Conservation in Georgia

Threatened, Endangered and At-Risk Species

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        1. A gopher tortoise walking through an open pine habitat.Mar 24, 2017

          FWS, DoD Adopt Credit Strategy for Southeast Installations Benefiting Gopher Tortoise and other species

        2. A yellow and black bumble bee perched on a white flower.Jan 10, 2017

          In a Race Against Extinction, Rusty Patched Bumble Bee is Listed as Endangered

        3. Lush green grass growing in coastal waters.Jan 5, 2017

          Importance of Resilient Coastal Wetlands to Conservation, Recreation Economy and Coastal Communities Recognized by $17 Million in Grants to States

        4. A NC biologist holding a sicklefin redhorse on a river bank in front of a hydroelectric dam.Oct 6, 2016

          Endangered Species Act Protection Not Needed for Seven Southeastern Species

        5. Two dark gray mussels with striations on a red towel next to a ruler for scale.Oct 5, 2016

          U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Extends Protections to Rare Mussel in Suwannee River Basin

        6. Tall stems extending from the forest floor give way to bright white dangling flowers.Sep 13, 2016

          Southeastern Orchid Placed on Federal Threatened and Endangered Species List

        7. A small mouse white white belly and sand-colored back hides behind beach vegetation.Aug 30, 2016

          Fish and Wildlife Service Conducting Five-Year Status Reviews of 22 Southeastern Species

        8. Tall stems extending from the forest floor give way to bright white dangling flowers.Apr 14, 2016

          U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Reopens Comment Period On Proposal to List the White Fringeless Orchid as Threatened

        9. Two ducks with large round, feathered heads in swirling blue water.Apr 7, 2016

          2016 Georgia Junior Duck Stamp Student Art Competition Winners Chosen!

        10. A close up photo of a gray-silver salamander walking on a layer of wet moss.Mar 15, 2016

          Four Southeastern Species Do Not Require Federal Protection, Two Others Under Further Review

        11. An adult bald eagle soars in front of a bright blue skyFeb 29, 2016

          Reward Offered for Information Regarding the Killing of a Bald Eagle in Polk County, Georgia

        12. A NC biologist holding a sicklefin redhorse on a river bank in front of a hydroelectric dam.Feb 23, 2016

          Power Companies, Tribe, Agencies Take Steps to Save Rare Fish

        13. Red-cockaded woodpecker flying from its nest.Nov 6, 2015

          Service, States, celebrate 20th Anniversary of the Safe Harbor Program offering voluntary land management agreements with private landowners

        14. Oct 8, 2015

          Reward Offered for Information on Bald Eagle Found Dead in Banks County Georgia

        15. A black white and orange snake with red eyes coiled on fallen leaves.Sep 17, 2015

          Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks More Information on Five Species

        16. Tall stems extending from the forest floor give way to bright white dangling flowers.Sep 14, 2015

          Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Adding White Fringeless Orchid to Threatened and Endangered Species List

        17. A tiny loggerhead hatchling hustles towards the ocean.Aug 31, 2015

          Turtle-egg Thief Convicted a Second Time for Stealing Nested Sea Turtle Eggs from Coastal Georgia Island

        18. A small brown bat on the roof of a cave with a fuzzy white fungus on its nose.Jul 1, 2015

          Service Awards Grants to 35 States, District of Columbia for Work on Deadly Bat Disease

        19. A dark colored salamander with white spots on it's stomach and sides.Jun 30, 2015

          Federal Wildlife Officials Respond to a Petition to List Dozens of Species under the Endangered Species Act

        20. A monarch butterfly perched on a bushy plant with bright yellow flowers.Jun 17, 2015

          Fish and Wildlife Service and the Wildlife Habitat Council partner to save Monarchs

        21. A butterfly covered in white spots with orange and yellow wings perched on a purple flower.Jun 15, 2015

          Fish and Wildlife Service Partners with Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail to Save the Monarch Butterfly

        22. A black bear marches across a farm field after a harvest.Jun 5, 2015

          Service Southeast Region Formally Ends the Evaluation Process for the Possible Use of Genetically Modified Crops on National Wildlife Refuges

        23. A butterfly covered in white spots with orange and yellow wings perched on a purple flower.Jun 2, 2015

          Service Provides $5.7 Million in Grants to Help Conserve Monarch Butterflies and Other At-Risk Species in 11 States

        24. Six people wearing life preservers on a boat.May 13, 2015

          Service Awards More Than $16 Million to Support Clean Waters and Recreational Boating Through Clean Vessel Act Grants

        25. Brown entrance sign to the Erwin National Fish Hatchery.May 11, 2015

          TVA, Partners To Fund Trout Stocking For Tennessee, Georgia Tailwaters

        26. A colorful acrlyic painting of a bird with a blue head, brown breast and blue features.Apr 9, 2015

          2015 Georgia Junior Duck Stamp Student Art Competition Winners Chosen

        27. An acrylic painting of a duck with brown and green head on a bright green background.Feb 20, 2015

          2015 Student Wildlife Art Contest Georgia Junior Duck Stamp Program Entries Due Postmarked by March 16th

        28. Two whooping cranes follow a large fan powered glider in front of a gray sky.Dec 11, 2014

          Ultralight-led Whooping Cranes Complete Fall Migration to St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in Florida

        29. Long white birds flying in formation behind a fan powered glider.Dec 9, 2014

          Seven Whooping Cranes Fly into Georgia Following Ultralight Aircraft

        30. Ten to twenty bright purple flowers emerge from thick vegetation.Dec 5, 2014

          Service Releases 2014 List of Candidates for Endangered Species Act Protection

        31. Snail with a large orange and black shell.Nov 6, 2014

          Recovery Plan for Two Endangered Snails and an Endangered Mussel Available

        32. A strange looking salamander with horns.Sep 22, 2014

          Fish and Wildlife Service Conducts Five-Year Status Reviews of 27 Southeastern Species

        33. Ten to twenty bright purple flowers emerge from thick vegetation.Sep 17, 2014

          Conservation Efforts Help Keep Georgia Aster off Endangered Species List

        34. A long stemmed plant with bright yellow flowers.May 28, 2014

          Service Estimates Economic Impact of Critical Habitat Designations for Three Southern Plants

        35. A colorful yellow and red trout covered in small black spots.May 14, 2014

          Agencies Announce Public Meeting on Federal Trout Hatchery Funding

        36. Ten to twenty bright purple flowers emerge from thick vegetation.May 14, 2014

          Partners to Sign Agreement to Conserve Rare Plant

        37. A close up photograph of a tiny lobster-like crayfish with dark claws and armor.May 13, 2014

          State and Federal Agencies Work to Ensure Endangered Species Act Protections are Not Needed

        38. A flowering plant with bright white flowers.May 8, 2014

          Service Re-opens Comment Period for the Georgia Rockcress Proposed Listing and Critical Habitat and Announces Economic Analysis

        39. A duck in green shaded water with a brown head and a green marking around its eye.Apr 9, 2014

          2014 Georgia Junior Duck Stamp Student Art Competition Winners Chosen!

        40. Long white birds flying in formation behind a fan powered glider.Jan 7, 2014

          Endangered Whooping Cranes Arrive at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, FL on Aircraft-guided Flight

        41. Long white birds flying in formation behind a fan powered glider.Dec 31, 2013

          Endangered Whooping Cranes Make it to Florida Following Ultralights

        42. Airborne ultralight with whooping cranes following.Dec 30, 2013

          Endangered Whooping Cranes Now in Georgia on Aircraft-guided Flight to Florida

        43. A dead florida panther laid out in the bed of a pickup truck.Dec 19, 2013

          FWC, partners offer reward for information about suspicious panther death

        44. A mussel with brownish outer shell and a glossy white inner shell that resembles a baked potato.Oct 15, 2012

          Service Proposes to Protect Neosho Mucket and Rabbitsfoot under the Endangered Species Act

        45. A large alligator basks in the sun on the bank of a stream.Sep 17, 2012

          Visit Your Southeastern National Wildlife Refuges: October 13-27, 2012

        46. A large prehistoric looking fish jumps three feet over a small river.May 22, 2012

          Service reviews interim plan for Woodruff Dam operations

        47. Two large, white, Whooping cranes flying in for a landing on a small pond.Feb 10, 2012

          Ultralight-led Whooping Cranes Released at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge

        48. Four young whooping cranes look for food on a muddy bank.Feb 18, 2011

          Second Whooping Crane Found Dead at Weiss Lake, Alabama

        49. Four young whooping cranes with bands on their legs rest in a net enclosure.Dec 17, 2010

          Ultralight Migration Leads 20 Endangered Whooping Cranes over the Skies of Alabama

        50. An employee in uniform posts a sign in front of a small lake.May 28, 2010

          Service to Re-open Bo Ginn National Fish Hatchery

        51. A tiny loggerhead hatchling hustles towards the ocean.Apr 20, 2010

          Georgia Aquarium and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service team up to save loggerheads

        52. A painting of an orange breasted duck with black spots and a black head with a white stripe in front of its eye.Mar 30, 2010

          2010 Georgia Junior Duck Stamp Student Art Competition Winners Chosen Today!

        53. Snail with a large orange and black shell.Feb 10, 2010

          Service Announces the Availability of a Draft Economic Analysis for Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for the Georgia Pigtoe Mussel, Interrupted Rocksnail, and Roughhorn

        54. A bright green and brown duck in the foreground with it's more muted female companion in the background.Jan 15, 2010

          Student Wildlife Art Contest Entries for the Junior Duck Stamp Competition Due March 15, 2010

        55. Four young whooping cranes look for food on a muddy bank.Jan 7, 2010

          Ultralight Migration Leads 20 Endangered Whooping Cranes into Georgia

        56. Eight whooping cranes follow an ultralight fan powered glider in Kentucky.Dec 8, 2009

          Ultralight Migration Leads 20 Endangered Whooping Cranes over the Skies of Tennessee

        57. Hundreds of brown pelicans cover a vegetated beach.Nov 11, 2009

          Brown Pelican Populations Recovered, Removed from Endangered Species List

        58. Long white birds flying in formation behind a fan powered glider.Oct 22, 2009

          Ninth Group of Endangered Whooping Cranes Depart on Ultralight-guided Flight to Florida

        59. A dead florida panther laid out in the bed of a pickup truck.Aug 5, 2009

          Troup County Panther was a Florida Panther -- Wildlife CSI: High-Tech Genetic Testing Used to Determine Cat’s Parentage

        60. Thousands of ducks taking flight out of a marsh nearly cover the sky.Jul 31, 2009

          Liberal Season Proposed for Upcoming Late Waterfowl Season

        61. A uniformed biologist in waders explains fish to a group of onlookers.Jul 30, 2009

          Informational Meetings on the Etowah Aquatic Habitat Conservation Plan

        62. A small brown fish caught in a stream sitting in a plastic bin for measurement.Jul 7, 2009

          Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Comment on Protecting Darters in the Etowah River Basin

        63. Snail with a large orange and black shell.Jun 29, 2009

          Service Proposes Endangered Species Status and Critical Habitat Designations for the Georgia Pigtoe Mussel, Interrupted Rocksnail, and Rough Hornsnail

        64. Six people wearing life preservers on a boat.Jun 9, 2009

          Secretary Salazar Announces Boating Grants to 28 States to Help Keep Waterways Clean

        65. A small brown fish caught in a stream sitting in a plastic bin for measurement.Jun 6, 2009

          Fish and Wildlife Service Conducts Five-year Status Reviews of 23 Southeastern Species

        66. A bright yellow bird with a downward curved beak perched on a tree branch.Apr 20, 2009

          Interior Secretary Salazar Announces Award of $9 million in Grants to States for Imperiled Species Conservation

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