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On Line Petition Presented to Cyprus Minister

On Line Petition Presented to Cyprus Minister

January 11, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Snake George has presented the Petition to the Cyprus Government . With over 1,400 signatures from supporters in Cyprus, Europe and Worldwide it should be listened to and action urgently taken to safeguard The Cyprus Grass Snake in its broken habitats on the island. Please read the Article in the Cyprus Mail below plus Comments. http://www.cypruspetitions.com/petition_details.php?petition_id=25

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

EU Legal Action

EU Legal Action

February 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

EU Legal Action   The European Commission will take the Cypriot Government to court for failing to protect the Cypriot grass snake. Statement This case concerns the lack of protection of the Cypriot grass snake (Natrix natrix cypriaca) which is an endemic priority species, listed at Annexes II and IV of Directive 92/43 and needs […]

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 […]