Bill to Add 9 Snake Species to Prohibited List Passes Committee

Last week the House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 511, a bill from Representative Rooney (R-FL) that would add nine species of large constrictor snakes to the list of species that are prohibited from being imported or crossing state lines.  Unfortunately, this positive effort was undermined by an amendment to allow a broad exemption for certain exhibitors of snakes, including many roadside ...[Read More]

NECIS releases An Action Plan on Invasive Species, for the Administration and the 112th Congress

NECIS groups outline the policy changes needed to curb invasive species introduction and spread, with a focus on screening intentional imports, preventing inadvertent introductions, and addressing funding gaps. NECIS-brochure-2011


Contact: Cindy Yeast, 720-542-9455; 202-236-5413 (c) INVASIVE ANIMALS CONTINUE TO THRIVE IN FLORIDA As yet another invasive animal becomes established, environmental groups call on the federal government to screen the trade of imported animals and prevent the next problem invasion WASHINGTON (February 14, 2011)—A large, non-native lizard called the black and white tegu has be ...[Read More]

NECIS factsheet: Improve Lacey Act and stop the import of new invasive animals and diseases

New screening procedures will close the loophole that allowed harmful invasive species like Asian carp, Burmese pythons, and nutria to enter the country. 2011-screening-factsheet-FINAL

NECIS groups to Secretary Salazar: Release report on improving FWS authorities over invasive species

National Environmental Coalition on Invasive Species Great Lakes United * National Audubon Society * National Wildlife Federation * Natural Areas Association * The Nature Conservancy January 26, 2011 The Honorable Ken Salazar Secretary U.S. Department of the Interior 1849 C Street, NW Washington, DC 20240 Dear Secretary Salazar: On behalf of the National Environmental Coalition on Invasive Species ...[Read More]