The NABTSCT: Working to Keep America BTS Free

 

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NABTSCT

The North America Brown Tree Snake Control Team was formed in 2002 as a compliment to the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force. The purpose of forming the NABTSCT was to inspire and facilitate communication, cooperation, and understanding within and between agencies and organizations and to provide coordination of efforts between agencies concerning brown tree snake issues.
Brown Tree Snakes (Boiga irregularis) are listed on the Injurious Wildlife List within the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 (Click here to view a list of Laws pertaining to BTS control). This made it illegal to aquire, recieve, transport or possess brown tree snakes in the United States.
The NABTSCT is the force working within the continental United States for the control and prevention of brown tree snake invasion.

In order to accomplish this, we:
  • Maintain a coordinating website.
  • Develop educational material that can be downloaded from the website.
  • Conduct Rapid Response to investigate potential brown tree snake sightings.
  • Represent the NABTSCT at scientific meetings.
  • Provide a forum to share information between agencies, researchers, cooperators and organizations.

It is important to note that live brown tree snakes have been found in the continental United States in both Corpus Christi, TX and in McAlester, OK as recently as 2005.


The NABTSCT is using coordination between groups and education of the public as a method of BTS prevention.

Education is Prevention
and
Prevention is Control

   
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