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Salazar announces ban on importation and interstate transportation of four giant snakes that threaten Everglades

January 17, 2012 | 4 minute readWASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has finalized a rule that would ban the importation and interstate transportation of four nonnative constrictor snakes that threaten the Everglades and other sensitive ecosystems across the United States, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today. The final rule – which incorporates public comments, economic analysis, and environmental assessment – lists the Burmese python, the yellow anaconda, and the northern and southern African pythons as injurious wildlife under the Lacey Act in order to restrict their spread in the wild in the United States. Read the full story...

Burmese python. Photo by Liz Barraco, FWC.

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