Category: Reptile Nation Blog

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100 Million Year Old Snake With Legs Was Bigger Than Previously Thought

100 Million Year Old Snake With Legs Was Bigger Than Previously Thought

A very well preserved fossil of Najash rionegrina, enabled paleontologists to reassess the timeline of limbs on snakes. [...]

USARK Working Hard In D.C.

President Phil Goss meets with House and Senate congressional members to express opposition to USFWS efforts on Lacey Act [...]

FWS Seeks NEPA Exclusion

The Obama Administration has repeatedly made a bias of compliance with the environmental impact review requirements when it serves their purposes ( [...]

Phil Goss Hired As President Of USARK

Goss has been active in the reptile hobby for more than 15 years. [...]
HR 511 ‘Python Ban’ Released By House Judiciary

HR 511 ‘Python Ban’ Released By House Judiciary

This bill, if passed as currently drafted, would add 9 constricting snakes to the Injurious Wildlife List of the Lacey Act. [...]

USARK Legal Action Against FWS Constrictor Rule

USARK goal is to raise $250,000 between now and the end of the year. [...]

SB310 Up For Hearing In Ohio Again

Poorly written bill bans some reptiles while supposedly sets up permitting systems for others. [...]

H.R. 511

H.R. 511 would prohibit the importation of various injurious species of constrictor snakes. [...]

USARK Files Appeal With The USGS

USARK Files Appeal with the USGS on Information Quality Act challenge. [...]

USARK Intern Wanted

The United States Association of Reptile Keepers (USARK) is seeking an intern. [...]

Constrictor Ban Final Rule

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has filed a final rule on the constrictor ban. [...]

Connecticut Public Comment On Reptile Ban

Connecticut proposal would effectively ban the importation, ownership and trade of many reptiles. [...]

Louisiana House Bill 1354

Louisiana HB 1354 would require a commercial permit for anyone who wants to engage in the sale, importation, or handling of native reptile and amphibi [...]

Cold Weather Python Studies

Another new cold weather python study by the SREL furthers evidence that pythons cannot live outside the Everglades. [...]

CNN Animal Rights Show

CNN gave animal rights radicals a platform. [...]

Non-Native Amphibians With Chytrid Fungus

The USFWS gets request that non-native amphibians be considered for inclusion in the injurious wildlife regulations under the Lacey Act, unless declar [...]
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