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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 […]

Update on Xyliatos and the Cyprus Grass Snake

Update on Xyliatos and the Cyprus Grass Snake

August 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Grass Snake was rediscovered in 1992 by George after this species was believed to be extinct for many decades on Cyprus. That was two years before the authorities started to breed the trout in the Xyliatos Dam. The trout is a natural enemy of the Grass Snake and not natural or native to Cyprus. […]

Xyliatos, Fish ,Fishermen and the Cyprus Grass Snake

Xyliatos, Fish ,Fishermen and the Cyprus Grass Snake

February 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

BENEATH the still waters of the picturesque reservoir of Xyliatos, a battle for survival has been raging between an aggressive, large-mouthed alien and an unassuming, unassertive native. On land, meanwhile, ensuring victory for the home-grown underdog has involved turning accepted environmental good practice on its head and redrawn the battles lines between illegal and legal […]

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 […]