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847 Signatures Now on Petition to save the Cyprus Grass Snake

847 Signatures Now on Petition to save the Cyprus Grass Snake

December 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

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 by · 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 […]

Cyprus Grass Snake could be extinct in three years

Cyprus Grass Snake could be extinct in three years

October 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

THE CYPRUS grass snake will be extinct in three years unless drastic measures are taken to protect the breed, President of  Cyprus Reptiles Hans-Jorg Wiedl aka ‘Snake George warned yesterday. “I have been trying to get the backing of the government for the last three years to start up a conservation and breeding programme to […]

EU may fine Cyprus over Grass Snake

EU may fine Cyprus over Grass Snake

October 9, 2010 by · 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 […]

Snake George says conservation plan too little, too late

Snake George says conservation plan too little, too late

February 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A LOCAL reptiles expert yesterday hit out at government plans to save the Cyprus grass snake, saying the rescue plan should have been launched years ago. On Monday, the Game Fund announced it was to bring over a US expert to draw up a plan for saving the fast disappearing species, called a water-snake in […]

Anglers being roped in to save cyprus grass snake

Anglers being roped in to save cyprus grass snake

February 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

By Michele Kambas Published by The Cyprus Mail on February 9, 2010 ANGLERS are being brought in to help rescue a critically endangered Cyprus water snake that has lived on the island for thousands of years, but now faces a major threat from a snappy fish with a big appetite. As of next Monday, when […]

Snake George Reptile Centre Closed in 2009

Snake George Reptile Centre Closed in 2009

November 1, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

SNAKE George has closed the doors of his Paphos reptile park for the last time in January 2009. Since then he has been trying to find an alternative site. Update: 8 February 2010 According to a web cast on Youtube last week by Paphos News Broadcaster, LINTV, George is exploring a good possibility in Tsada […]