USARK: Black Pine Snake Listed Under ESA

Oct 6, 2015
USARK
by Editor in Chief

USARK - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has listed the black pine snake (Pituophis melanoleucus lodingi) as a “threatened” species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).¬†Protection for threatened and endangered species is appreciated as¬†conservation is a cornerstone of USARK’s mission, but unfortunately the Service did not exempt captive bred populations of this snake, which makes their commercial export and interstate trade illegal.

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