Rare Cyprus snake found in Machairas national forest park

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The Forestry Department of Cyprus announced on Tuesday that it located the rare Cyprus grass snake at two more locations in the Machairas national forest park. The Cyprus grass snake (Natrix natrix cypriaca) is found only in Cyprus and until now it was known to live only around the Paralimni lake and the Maroullenas river.

CNA contacted Haris Nicolaou from the Forestry Department, who described the finding as very significant.

Noting that a species with a very limited geographical distribution of its habitat is much easier to become extinct, he said that “now, with the discovery of new sites,...


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