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Save Nevada’s Reptiles
September 23 @ 10:00 am
The Problem: Nevada currently allows unrestricted commercial collection of reptiles. This results in the loss of approximately 15,000 lizards and snakes per year from Nevada’s public lands (450,000 cumulatively since 1986). The majority of these animals are sold on export markets for Europe and Asia by fewer than 10 people.
The Solution: The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners (NBWC) is poised to take action to either permanently ban or restrict the commercial collection of reptiles at their meeting in Las Vegas on September 23. This is a rare opportunity to permanently address a significant conservation problem and score a win for native wildlife and the sanctity of our wild lands.
What We Are Asking: A permanent ban on commercial collection of reptiles.
How You Can Help: We need people to support our reptiles at the meeting on September 23. This means writing a letter, or more ideally, showing up in person. In particular we are looking for the following people to come express their views about native reptiles and their importance: herpetologists and other scientists, educators, families, public land lovers, people whose livelihoods rely on tourism and all other reptile lovers.
Or, Write a letter: If you cannot attend the meeting, you can also write a letter. Please document why you feel that it is inappropriate to remove reptiles from public lands in Nevada and send the letter to the below email address. We will compile them and submit them to the Wildlife Commissioners.
For More Information email SaveNevadaReptiles@gmail.com