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Animals & Plants



Animal and Plant Facts

Printable fact sheets on the most common wildlife species you'll find in Georgia.

Protected and other Rare Species

These profiles provide updated information on the identification, habitat use, distribution, ecology, and conservation of Georgia’s protected species and a selection of other rare species that are at risk but not legally protected. In addition to text, profiles may include photographs of organisms or habitats.

Wildlife in Your Backyard

Check here to get useful information and fact sheets on everything from snakes, to butterflies; Whether you want to attract or manage the wildlife in your backyard, you can find it here.

Nuisance Wildlife

Strategies and information for dealing with unwanted or destructive animals.

Data on Georgia Rare Species and Natural Communities

Here you will find rare species and natural community data for Georgia maintained by the Nongame Conservation Section. The protected species lists contain species protected at both the state and the federal level. The special concern lists include federally protected, state protected and other rare or imperiled plants, animals, and natural communities tracked by the Nongame Conservation Section.

Wildlife Conservation

Explore these pages for more information about many of the ongoing conservation efforts to preserve Georgia's wonderful species including red-cockaded woodpecker management efforts, northern right whale protection and the successful recovery of Georgia’s bald eagle population.

More Sources for Animal and Plant Information

Links for federal agencies, conservation organizations and other educational and informational links.

Georgia Ginseng Program

Information about Georgia's Ginseng Management Program and other useful ginseng links.

Out My Backdoor Wildlife Column

Terry W. Johnson's "Out My Backdoor" column, which can be found in the Georgia Wild e-newsletter.

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LICENSES - 3 Ways to Buy

1. Phone 1-800-366-2661
2. Online - here
3. Retail License Vendor listing - here

Ranger Hotline


Report poaching and wildlife violations. You can receive a cash reward if your tip leads to an arrest—even if you wish to remain anonymous.
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