Below, you'll see a video about the dangers of invasive species. The production of the video was paid for by the following organizations: Defenders of Wildlife, National Wildlife Federation, National Audubon Society, Union of Concerned Scientists, and Great Lakes United.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Below, you'll find a joint statement from various NECIS organizations regarding H.R. 2811, which seeks to list as injurious under the Lacey Act the nine species studied by the U.S. Geological Survey in the report, "Giant Constrictors: Biological and Management Profiles and an Establishment Risk Assessment for Nine Large Species of Pythons, Anacondas, and the Boa Constrictor."
See article about Wisconsin here: http://www.bradenton.com/living/living_green/story/1837435.html
See article about the International Congress on Biological Invasions, here: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-11/06/content_12400507.htm
Friday, November 6, 2009
This is a new US record.
Tthe species is known from China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and southward into southeast Asia and India. It feeds primarily on legumes such as garden beans (Phaseolus sp.) and soybeans.
For more information: http://www.caes.uga.edu/Applications/attachments/files/PestAlertForCounties.pdf and http://georgiafaces.caes.uga.edu/storypage.cfm?storyid=3868