Giant Pandas ‘Downgraded’: A Wildlife Success Story

Pandas must be quite familiar to you all. It has recently been “downgraded”. However, this isn’t bad news. With more than 1,800 giant pandas now living in the wild, China has downgraded the animal’s status from “endangered” to “vulnerable”. Back in 1988, the population of wild giant pandas in China was just 1,114. Boosting the population by more than […]

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Producing Wildflower Seeds, Improving Soil Health

USDA project to increase sustainability of ag production Harvesting seeds from small plots of perennial wildflowers may not only provide producers with a new income source, but also improve soil health and thereby increase the sustainability of agricultural production. That is the impetus behind a five-year, nearly $500,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of […]

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Celebrating Park Rangers Throughout July

Imagine what our state and national parks would be like without those who protect them? Throughout July, Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites are recognizing these men and women in celebration of World Ranger Day on July 31. This annual holiday commemorates the founding of The International Ranger Federation, honors those who have been injured […]

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