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The following schedule is from the 72nd Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies which was held October 21-24, 2018 in Mobile, Alabama. 
Tuesday, October 23 • 9:40am - 10:00am
SYMPOSIUM-05: An Integrated Approach for the Development of a Statewide Management Plan for Invasive Burmese Pythons

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AUTHORS: Melissa A. Miller, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

ABSTRACT: The Burmese python (Python bivittatus), a large constrictor snake native to southeast Asia, has established throughout southern Florida, south of Lake Okeechobee, west to Collier County and into the northern Keys. Invasive Burmese pythons prey on Florida’s native wildlife, threatening Florida’s natural resources. Management can be challenging as pythons are large, cryptic, apex predators established in largely inaccessible habitat throughout a mosaic of geopolitical boundaries. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) aims to address these obstacles through initiating the development of a statewide interagency python management plan. This plan will represent the first statewide management plan for invasive pythons, allowing for management goals to be established for the state of Florida. Through a collaborative interagency approach with coordination of management activities and objectives, the interagency python management plan will provide a unified guide for the FWC and agency partners for managing the invasion of Burmese pythons in southern Florida.

Tuesday October 23, 2018 9:40am - 10:00am
Grand Bay II

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