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Welcome

January 17, 2010 · 3 Comments 

Welcome to the “Cyprus Reptiles” web site. Snake George (Hans-Jorg Wiedl) re-discovered the Cyprus Grass Snake after it had been thought extinct for nearly 40 years. Secondly he proved that the most venomous snake on Cyprus, the Blunt Nose Viper lays eggs, other than bearing live young as it had been thought and apparently proven. George has been working hard to win the right from the Cyprus Government to establish a conservation and breeding project to save the Cyprus Grass Snake from extinction. But it was announced in December 2010 by the Cyprus Government that the that... [Read the full story]

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On Line Petition Presented to Cyprus Minister

On Line Petition Presented to Cyprus Minister

January 11, 2011 · 2 Comments 

Snake George has presented the Petition to the Cyprus Government . With over 1,400 signatures from supporters in Cyprus, Europe and Worldwide it should be listened to and action urgently taken to safeguard The Cyprus Grass Snake in its broken habitats on the island. Please read the Article in the Cyprus Mail below plus Comments. http://www.cypruspetitions.com/petition_details.php?petition_id=25  Read More →

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A Day in the Cyprus Hills with Snake George & the Dragons

A Day in the Cyprus Hills with Snake George & the Dragons

October 25, 2010 · Leave a Comment 

A Day in the Cyprus Hills with Snake George & the Dragons By Andy Ryder, Avon Reptile & Amphibian Group Snake George (Hans-Jörg Wiedl) is well known in Cyprus and across Europe as an expert in the reptiles and amphibians of Cyprus.  George was born in Innsbruck, Austria and worked as a Ranger in his homeland and internationally as a UN Peacekeeper before settling in Cyprus in 1986, quickly falling in love with the island and her herpetofauna; and has since worked tirelessly to protect the reptiles of the island and their habitats. Snake George spends his days rescuing terrified snakes... [Read the full story]

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EU may fine Cyprus over Grass Snake

EU may fine Cyprus over Grass Snake

October 9, 2010 · Leave a Comment 

In the Cyprus Mail By Patrick Dewhurst Published on September 26, 2010 TAXPAYERS could soon be lumbered with a multi million euro fine, when the European Union takes the government to court for disobeying an ecological conservation directive, the Green party said yesterday. In a statement, Green Party MP George Perdikis slammed the government’s decision to disobey the EU directive by allowing one businessman to develop land around Paralimni Lake, which is home to an indigenous and endangered Cyprus grass snake ( natrix natrix cypriaca) Perdikis said that since 2009 the Green party, ecologists... [Read the full story]

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Welcome

Welcome

January 17, 2010 · 3 Comments 

Welcome to the “Cyprus Reptiles” web site. Snake George (Hans-Jorg Wiedl) re-discovered the Cyprus Grass Snake after it had been thought extinct for nearly 40 years. Secondly he proved that the most venomous snake on Cyprus, the Blunt Nose Viper lays eggs, other than bearing live young as it had been thought and apparently proven. George has been working hard to win the right from the Cyprus Government to establish a conservation and breeding project to save the Cyprus Grass Snake from extinction. But it was announced in December 2010 by the Cyprus Government that the that the Captive... [Read the full story]

General

Welcome

Welcome

January 17, 2010 · 3 Comments 

Welcome to the “Cyprus Reptiles” web site. Snake George (Hans-Jorg Wiedl) re-discovered the Cyprus Grass Snake after it had been thought extinct for nearly 40 years. Secondly he proved that the most venomous snake on Cyprus, the Blunt Nose Viper lays eggs, other than bearing live young as it had been thought and apparently proven. George has been working hard to win the right from the Cyprus Government to establish a conservation and breeding project to save the Cyprus Grass Snake from extinction. But it was announced in December 2010 by the Cyprus Government that the that the Captive... [Read the full story]

News

On Line Petition Presented to Cyprus Minister

On Line Petition Presented to Cyprus Minister

Snake George has presented the Petition to the Cyprus Government . With over 1,400 signatures from supporters in Cyprus, Europe and Worldwide it should be listened to and action urgently taken to safeguard The Cyprus Grass Snake in its broken habitats on the island. Please read the Article in the Cyprus Mail below plus Comments. http://www.cypruspetitions.com/petition_details.php?petition_id=25  Read More →


Snake George’s Plans for 2011

Snake George’s Plans for 2011

The Cyprus Reptile Society Dear Friends and Members After searching for 3 years for land to build a new Reptile Park, and also a Breeding Centre for the Cyprus Grass Snake, unfortunately we have had no success, and no help from the Cyprus Government. For that reason I will be leaving Cyprus in mid January for Austria, where I have had a good offer from... Read more of this article


Good News and Some Not So Good News

Good News and Some Not So Good News

Snake George has emailed ”Cyprus Reptiles” to say that Nick Symons (Director of the ESC in Cyprus) had telephoned him to inform him that the Captive Breeding Project under the EU LIFE Project, which includes the Cyprus Grass Snake, has been awarded by the Cyprus Government to a University located in Greece. George says ”To be... Read more of this article


Further Endangerment of the Cyprus Grass Snake at Paralimni Lakes

Further Endangerment of the Cyprus Grass Snake at Paralimni Lakes

 Report by Hans-Jorg Wiedl, aka Snake George, on Paralimni Lakes, Cyprus – October – November 2011 (The content was provided by Snake George and organised for presentation by Linda Crossley and John Mason) Summary Possible Endangerment of the Cyprus Grass Snake (Natrix natrix cypriaca) during clean up at Paralimni by Cyprus Government. Earth... Read more of this article


Good News : Land is available for Cyprus Reptile Project

Good News : Land is available for Cyprus Reptile Project

An exclusive article by John Mason who is the editor of the Cyprus Reptiles web site. Choletria by Linda Crossley Since Snake George had to close his Reptile Park in Ayios Georgios, Peyia, a number of landowners have either offered land or made commercial proposals to George for re-establishment of his reptile park or for a captive breeding site for... Read more of this article


847 Signatures Now on Petition to save the Cyprus Grass Snake

847 Signatures Now on Petition to save the Cyprus Grass Snake

The petition says: “Snake George is desperately worried about the high risk that the endemic Cyprus Grass Snake will become extinct and realises that the Republic of Cyprus is simply not taking the necessary action to give it a real chance of survival.” Snake George, whose name is Hans-George Wiedl is a conservationist whose speciality is reptiles. He... Read more of this article


Why the Cyprus Grass Snake is NOT Red Listed?

Why the Cyprus Grass Snake is NOT Red Listed?

Why is the Cyprus Grass Snake NOT Red Listed? What is the Red List and why is it important? The European Red List is a review of the conservation status of c. 6,000 European species (mammals, reptiles, amphibians, freshwater fishes, butterflies, dragonflies, and selected groups of beetles, molluscs, and vascular plants) according to IUCN regional Red... Read more of this article


MEP Richard Howitt Questions EU Commission on Cyprus Grass Snake

MEP Richard Howitt Questions EU Commission on Cyprus Grass Snake

Cyprus Reptiles is pleased to announce that the Labour MEP, Richard Howitt, has stated that he shares our concerns about the Cyprus Grass Snake. Richard says in his letter ; ” I share your concerns over the extinction on this endangered species and I have written to Mr Papoulias. I will contact you again when I have a reply.” “Thank... Read more of this article


DISY Supports Campaign to Save The Cyprus Grass Snake

DISY Supports Campaign to Save The Cyprus Grass Snake

Mr. Averof  Neophytou, Deputy President of DISY has supported the campaign to save the Cyprus Grass Snake and has written to  the Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment raising the issues of the possible extinction of the Cyprus Grass Snake and to assign Snake George the captive breeding project. Snake George and The Cyprus... Read more of this article


UKIP and Lib Dems act to help Save The Cyprus Grass Snake

UKIP and Lib Dems act to help Save The Cyprus Grass Snake

MEP’s from the UK, representing UKIP and the Liberal Democrats, have pledged active support for the campaign to save the Cyprus Grass Snake from extinction and set up a captive breeding program.   Both political parties will be writing to European Commissioner for the Environment, Janez Potocnik (janez.potocnik [at] ec.europa [dot] eu.) asking... Read more of this article


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EU may fine Cyprus over Grass Snake

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In the Cyprus Mail By Patrick Dewhurst Published on September 26, 2010 TAXPAYERS... 


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