20 June 2012

Endangered native species: Oenpelli python

I envision a future where, enthusiasts who are members of officially recognised 'native species owners' clubs can do a one-day training course in caring for species X and get licenced to keep and breed that species. Firearms are regulated in precisely this way and it works well.
Given their rarity and mystique, the [Oenpelli] pythons, which are found only on Aboriginal homelands, have also been the target of illegal hunting and smuggling. Making them commercially available would help prevent this, [Dr Bedford] said.
Full article.

More information on the Oenpelli python.


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