U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Threatened Plant Species
8:13 am
Thu September 12, 2013

'Threatened' Status Sought For Ga. and Ala. Plant

Federal wildlife officials want the Georgia rockcress, found in Georgia and Alabama, to be classified as "threatened."
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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.

   Wildlife officials also want about 786 acres of river bluff habitat designated as the plant's critical habitat. That land includes parts of six counties in Georgia and parts of seven counties in Alabama.

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Alabama Sturgeon
4:39 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Wildlife Service Has Plan To Save Ala. Sturgeon

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has a plan to build up the population of the Alabama Sturgeon, one of the rarest fish in America.
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has a plan to build up the population of the Alabama Sturgeon, one of the rarest fish in America.

Fish and wildlife officials say an Alabama Sturgeon was last captured in 2007.

Fish and Wildlife officials say the purpose of the new plan is to build up the population of the fish to the point that it no longer needs to be protected by the Endangered Species Act.

The Alabama Sturgeon has been listed as endangered since 2000 due to over-fishing and the loss of habitat in south Alabama rivers.

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