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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 […]

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 […]

New Petition to Help Save The Cyprus Grass Snake from Extinction

New Petition to Help Save The Cyprus Grass Snake from Extinction

October 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

George has now launched a general online petition which calls for action by both the EU and The Cyprus Government. “We the undersigned request the EU and the Government of the Republic of Cyprus to take immediate action to conserve the Cyprus Grass Snake at locations in Xyliatos and Paralimni Lake and to take the […]

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 […]

Welcome

Welcome

January 17, 2010 by · 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 […]

Report on Xyliatos and Paralimni Lake, 2005

Report on Xyliatos and Paralimni Lake, 2005

April 21, 2005 by · Leave a Comment 

Report on the situation regarding the Cyprus Grass Snake (Natrix natrix cypriaca) at the Xyliatou dam and the Paralimni Lake in 2005 By Hans- Jorg Wiedl  The Xyliatou Dam was built in 1980-82 to provide farming irrigation. In 1992 I discovered a grass snake population at the plant in spite of repeated reports by the […]