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Japan to ban imports of red-eared slider turtles

Japan to ban imports of red-eared slider turtles

namoro direito de familia The Environment Ministry plans to ban imports of non-native red-eared sliders, a type of turtle popular as pets in Japan, to protect the ecosystem.

https://anticirons.com/14-cat/casino_48.html The ban probably won’t take effect until 2020 at the earliest, Shigeo Kitamura, the vice environment minister, said Wednesday in Nagoya.

Dixon turning stone online casino The ministry also plans to introduce other regulations in stages, such as a permission system for raising the species.

http://jilliemurphy.com/16-cat/casino_18.html Because red-eared sliders can live as long as 40 years, many irresponsible owners abandon them in rivers and ponds after they grow large. These turtles proliferate rapidly, threatening Japanese pond sliders and damaging agricultural crops, ministry officials explained.

deposit bonus slots The ministry is also mulling launching a model project in fiscal 2016 to study effective ways to get rid of red-eared sliders in the wild.