Federal wildlife officials want a plant they say is found only in Georgia and Alabama to be classified as "threatened." The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it is seeking the designation for the Georgia rockcress. The plant has been a candidate for listing as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act since 2000.
Federal wildlife officials are proposing an endangered listing for a rare sunflower found in Georgia's Cherokee County. The whorled sunflower grows only in three places in the South. But it represents scores of Georgia plants in danger of dying out.
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.
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.
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.
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.