“Our data revealed an alarming trend. The majority of snake populations had declined sharply ....”
- C. J. Reading, Ph.D., U. K. Centre for Ecology and HydrologyJune 23, 2010 Hammond, Louisiana - When the research paper above was first made public in Biology Letters the first week of June 2010, I was startled to learn that the European science team reported that beginning in the year 1998, 64% of the seventeen snake populations around the world that they studied have declined - some as severely as 90% loss - “and none (of decliners) have shown any sign of recovery over nearly a decade since the crash.” Some of those species in decline include the asp, smooth snake from Europe, the Gabon viper, the rhinoceros viper of West Africa and the royal python.
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