The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry (FDACS-DPI) and the USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Plant Protection and Quarantine (USDA-APHIS-PPQ) are working hard to prevent the Giant African Land Snail's establishment in the continental U.S.
- Report snail sightings to FDACS-DPI at Toll Free 1-888-397-1517.
- The FDACS-DPI Giant African Land Snail Page
- Protect U.S. - Ready-to-go Information for Educators
- UF-IFAS, Featured Creatures on Giant African Land Snail
Educators interested in ready-to-go information on the Giant African Land Snail can download a scripted presentation (-script includes detailed speaker notes with reference background information) on the Protect U.S. website Go to 'scripted presentations.' Authors of the scripted presentation are Stocks (UF), White-McClean (FDACS-DPI), and Hodges (UF). Presentations on Protect U.S. are periodically updated as appropriate. A link to an interactive, e-learning module is also provided on the Protect U.S. site. The Protect U.S. project is co-coordinated by the University of Florida and the University of Illinois, and is a National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) and Regional IPM Center partner project. The formation of Protect U.S. was funded by the 10201 Farm Bill.