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GEORGIA WILDLIFE
CONSERVATION FUND

GEORGIA FUND
FOR CHILDREN
AND ELDERLY

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RESEARCH FUND

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CONSERVATION PROGRAM

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GUARD FOUNDATION

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STERILIZATION FUND

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FINANCE AUTHORITY
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Georgia Wildlife Conservation Fund

The Georgia Wildlife Conservation Fund is dedicated to conserving Georgia’s native animals and plants not legally taken through hunting, fishing, trapping or other methods, as well as their habitats. The fund is used by the DNR Wildlife Resources Division's Nongame Conservation Section, which is charged with conserving nongame wildlife statewide, including rare and endangered species.

LogoThe Nongame Conservation Section receives no state general funds. Instead, it depends on public support, provided largely through the Wildlife Conservation Fund checkoff and sales of the bald eagle and hummingbird license plates.

Contributions help fund research, restoration, outreach, education and land acquisition efforts covering Georgia’s most threatened wildlife and wild places, from loggerhead sea turtles and golden-winged warblers to endangered relict trillium and longleaf pine ecosystems. More than 1,000 plant and animal species in the state are considered species of conservation concern.

Contributions are also leveraged to obtain federal and other grants. In fiscal years 2005-2009, the Nongame Conservation Section received $2 in grants for every $1 spent from the fund. During those five years, the section mapped coastal and sandhills habitats in regional projects, documented data on native animals from bats to bottlenose dolphins to improve species management, helped acquire more than 17,000 acres of priority habitat, and provided funding for regional education centers that reached about 100,000 students.

Citizens’ support of the Wildlife Conservation Fund, often called the Nongame Wildlife Conservation Fund, is vital and appreciated. The checkoff is line 27 on the long tax form (500) and line 10 on the short form (500EZ). Direct donations to the Georgia Wildlife Conservation Fund can be made to the address below.

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www.georgiawildlife.com
770-761-3035 or 478-994-1438
Nongame Conservation Section
Georgia Wildlife Resources Division
2070 U.S. Highway 278 SE
Social Circle, GA 30025

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