Pythons in Paradise
You have seen the headlines. Burmese pythons are here and they are destroying our native wildlife.The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is actively working to stop that threat.
Our biologists are out in the field every day working to halt the expanding range of this invasive predator.
For the past 5 years, our Invasive Species Research Team has been at the forefront of a satellite radio-telemetry tracking research project to study Burmese python breeding, eating, and movement patterns here in Southwest Florida.
To date, Conservancy biologists:
- Removed more than 10,000 pounds of python from our ecosystem
- Removed more than 3,000 developing python eggs
- Published new research findings about this invasive predator
Recently, our scientists documented the largest prey to predator ratio for a Burmese python. We found a python that ate a deer even larger than itself. Click below to see:
This important work can only continue with the help of our generous supporters and those dedicated to helping protect our native wildlife.
Our goal is to develop effective land management and python removal techniques to help control these invasive snakes.
There is so much more work to be done. The only way to continue to do this vital work is with the continued generosity of our supporters.
We’ve come so far in just five years. Imagine where we can be in another five.
President and CEO
Conservancy of Southwest Florida