Conservancy’s collaborative on Burmese python research in the news
By Rob Moher | Conservancy of Southwest Florida President &CEO
I am reaching out to you to share some exciting research we are conducting on the Burmese python that was in the news this week.
You may know — along with our collaborators, Rookery Bay, USGS and Dennison University — we have been studying Burmese python behavior and movements to help identify best management practices for containing this highly invasive reptile.
After three intensive years of on-the-ground research, we have learned a great deal that may lead to testable methods to help manage the population. We invited the Naples Daily News and NBC2 to learn more about our work to date.
The stories below are great examples of how the Conservancy works with partner groups and the media to take the lead on a high profile issue threatening our environment. It is exciting to see solutions beginning to formulate! Sharing this work with you and the wider community is critical to making a meaningful and positive impact. We know our work is only possible because of your support.
Some of this footage we provided the media, particularly the camera scope going into a burrow, is to our knowledge, the first time a python nesting on eggs in a burrow has ever been documented on film. This is truly groundbreaking footage. It is a point of pride for our research — and for all of us involved with the Conservancy. I hope you’ll take a moment to click on the links below to learn more.
- NBC2 Covers Conservancy Burmese Python Research
- Naples Daily News covers Conservancy Burmese Python Research
- Learn more about our research on our website
Thank you for supporting our unique research in support of our mission. We hope you will continue to help us make advancements to contain this invasive predator and further strengthen other research efforts ranging from mangrove restoration to sea turtles.
Robert J. Moher
Conservancy of Southwest Florida
President and CEO