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Revision of Georgia’s protected species is in the works

[Georgia] Under these proposals, 148 species would be added to the list, 13 species would be removed and the status of 42 current protected species would move up or down among the four classifications – unusual, rare, threatened or endangered. John Ambrose, assistant chief of DNR’s non-game wildlife and natural heritage section, said the proposed revision reflects changes in Georgia’s landscape over the past 14 years – the influx of new residents, forest changes and declining open space and farmland. In some cases, biologists discovered that some protected species simply were not as rare as people thought.

News notes are courtesy of Southern Forests Network News Notes, April 27, 2006





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