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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 […]

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 […]

Update on Paralimni Lake and the Cyprus Grass Snake

Update on Paralimni Lake and the Cyprus Grass Snake

October 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

“The situation is so bad in Paralimni, that the only way is to take the Grass Snake from there…. if there are any still there…. and start the breeding program. But when will this happen?  Maybe it’s already too late, but I have done all I can and hope that it is not too late.” […]

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 […]