Opportunities Exist to Help Protect Georgia Wildlife
This Thanksgiving, did you know that you have the opportunity to help protect endangered animals, plants and habitats?
The DNR's Nongame Conservation Section is responsible for protecting animals that may not be legally hunted or caught, as well as rare plants and natural habitats. This section does not receive state funds but rather depends solely on public donations, grants and fundraisers.
Individuals interested can help in any of the following ways offered by the Georgia DNR:
- Contribute to the Georgia Nongame Wildlife Conservation Fund. Created by state law, this fund is dedicated to conserving our most vulnerable animals, plants and habitats.
- When preparing your 2012 taxes, give to the Wildlife Conservation Fund state income tax checkoff. Any amount helps. Donations are deductible to the extent allowed by law.
- Join TERN, the friends group of the Nongame Conservation Section. The Environmental Resources Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides significant support for nongame statewide.
- Buy a bald eagle or hummingbird license plate, or renew your current Give Wildlife a Chance plate. For each sale or renewal, $10 goes to the Wildlife Conservation Fund.
More information is available online at: www.georgiawildlife.com/conservation/support. Contact the Nongame Conservation Section, part of DNR’s Wildlife Resources Division, at (770) 761-3035 or (478) 994-1438 for details.