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Good News and Some Not So Good News

Good News and Some Not So Good News

December 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

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 honest the decision from the […]

Further Endangerment of the Cyprus Grass Snake at Paralimni Lakes

Further Endangerment of the Cyprus Grass Snake at Paralimni Lakes

December 24, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

 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. Background In 1995, I […]

Good News : Land is available for Cyprus Reptile Project

Good News : Land is available for Cyprus Reptile Project

December 12, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

An exclusive article by John Mason who is the editor of the Cyprus Reptiles web site. 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 […]

Why the Cyprus Grass Snake is NOT Red Listed?

Why the Cyprus Grass Snake is NOT Red Listed?

December 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

MEP Richard Howitt Questions EU Commission on Cyprus Grass Snake

MEP Richard Howitt Questions EU Commission on Cyprus Grass Snake

December 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

DISY Supports Campaign to Save The Cyprus Grass Snake

DISY Supports Campaign to Save The Cyprus Grass Snake

December 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

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 […]

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

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

November 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

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 him for […]

Cyprus Greens Invited to Help Save The Cyprus Grass Snake

Cyprus Greens Invited to Help Save The Cyprus Grass Snake

November 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The conservation team which is working on the Campaign to Save the Cyprus Grass Snake from Extinction is very small. It consists of Snake George and Linda Crossley in Cyprus and the owner of the Cyprus Reptiles web site, John Mason, who is resident in the UK. The ConservationTeam has been so pleased to have the support of […]

Breakthrough – EU Commission to question the Cyprus Government about the Cyprus Grass Snake

Breakthrough – EU Commission to question the Cyprus Government about the Cyprus Grass Snake

November 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

  The EU Commission for the Environment says; “Thank you for this additional document with alarming information about the status of N. natrix cypriaca. As already stated, the Commission is pursuing the infringement case about Paralimni in accordance with applicable procedures. As you also point out the implementation of a captive breeding programme is one […]

Update – Campaign to Save the Cyprus Grass Snake from Extinction

Update – Campaign to Save the Cyprus Grass Snake from Extinction

November 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Cyprus Reptiles has been busy writing to all of the Cyprus MEP’s, Permanent staff from Cyprus on the Council for Europe, The EU Commission for the Environment and all of the Cyprus Deputies about the plight of the Cyprus Grass Snake (CGS). We have been telling them that according to George’s latest field surveys that […]

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