2018 Blog

ACTION ALERT: Wausau, WI

UPDATE: The new meeting date is Monday, February 18 at 5:15 PM. The location is below. The City of Wausau, Wisconsin is proposing a ban on all constrictor snakes, non-medically significant rear-fanged species such as hognose, and venomous invertebrates (no species named so should be read to include all tarantulas, scorpions, etc.). This proposal is included […]

FWC Public Survey on Nonnative Species

FWC Public Survey on Nonnative Species

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has posted an online survey (if you missed it previously on our website). It can be completed in less than 10 minutes. Non-Florida residents can complete the survey, too (the survey will ask if you reside in Florida). Please take the time to provide your input. We have a few […]

Texas Proposed Wildlife Changes: Turtles

Texas Proposed Wildlife Changes: Turtles

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has proposed changes to Chapter 65 of the Texas Administrative Code (T.A.C.) regarding four species of turtles. These species are: red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans); common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina); smooth softshell (Apalone mutica), and; spiny softshell (Apalone spinifera). We have provided the full details below but to summarize: These four […]

Invasive Fish and Wildlife Prevention Act of 2018

HR6362 has been introduced and is titled the “Invasive Fish and Wildlife Prevention Act of 2018.” The bill was introduced by Representative Elise Stefanik and there were no cosponsors upon introduction. A companion bill, S3210, was introduced by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. It also had no cosponsors upon introduction. These bills are yet another flawed approach […]

Action Alert: Arkansas

Action Alert: Arkansas

Meeting: June 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM AGFC Headquarters 2 Natural Resources Drive Little Rock, AR 72205 Subject: Suspension of import permits and review/amending of wildlife regulations Summary: The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) Director and staff are recommending that the Commission temporarily (120 days) suspend issuing any Wildlife Importation Permits (except for accredited […]