Wed., June 20, 2012 11:00am
Authorities have intercepted 156 sea turtle eggs stolen from a nest on Sapelo Island. Georgia wildlife officials said they began investigating the theft after learning the eggs had been stolen from the nest.
Mon., May 21, 2012 3:00am
Endangered fish could swim farther up the Savannah River once the Savannah harbor deepening project gets started. US Army Corps of Engineers officials are proposing a $32 million "fishway" around an Augusta dam as part of the massive port expansion proposal. But aren't convinced the endangered shortnosed sturgeon would benefit from it.
Wed., March 7, 2012 5:46pm
U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials are urging road builders to take the lumbering manatee into account when they build a new bridge linking Georgia and South Carolina. Construction on a U.S. Highway 17 bridge coming into Savannah isn't expected to harm the federally protected species. But wildlife officals want the states to take steps to protect them.
Thu., December 15, 2011 6:28pm
Residents forced out of a coastal Georgia fishing village during World War Two told a Congressional panel, they want to return to their land. The mainly African-American former residents of McIntosh County's Harris Neck told members of a House Natural Resources subcomitteee, the government seized the land illegally. The area is now a wildlife refuge.
Fri., September 16, 2011 5:39pm
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Friday announced a classification change for loggerhead sea turtles.The animals are going from being considered ‘threatened’ to ‘endangered.’
Thu., June 2, 2011 8:41am
A resurgence of the endangered fat threeridge mussel in the Apalachicola River could give Florida more legal leverage in a water dispute with neighboring Georgia.
Sat., May 28, 2011 8:25am
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has rejected a proposal to transplant some Florida panthers to the Okefenokee Swamp on the Florida-Georgia border. The only current population of the big cats is in South Florida, and it numbers only 120 to 160 breeding animals.
Mon., May 23, 2011 11:48am
While the fire mostly has been contained, the aerial videos date from the fire's early weeks, when it appeared more dramatic from the air. The videos come from the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Georgia Forestry Commission. They were uploaded to a public website on May 20.
Wed., March 2, 2011 3:58pm
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday declared the eastern cougar to be extinct, confirming a widely held belief among wildlife biologists that native populations of the big cat were wiped out by man a century ago. After a lengthy review, federal officials concluded there are no breeding populations of cougars — also known as pumas, panthers, mountain lions and catamounts — in the eastern United States. Researchers believe the eastern cougar subspecies has probably been extinct since the 1930s.
Fri., February 11, 2011 4:35pm
Environmental groups have formally asked the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to re-introduce panthers to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. If their idea is adopted, about a dozen endangered Florida panthers could be put in the swamp to start a new population there. They say, the cats' habitat in South Florida is diminishing.