A ten-year Species Action Plan for the Antiguan racer is developed by partners of the ARCP through a participatory workshop. Once thought to be extinct, the Antiguan racer was found surviving on one tiny islet. Following the introduction of invasive mammals (rats and mongooses) in the 1800s, the species suffered a drastic decline and, by 1995, only around 50 of these snakes survived on … The Antiguan Racer is a snake which belongs to the family Colubridae, which includes about half of the world's known snake species. There are no permanent rivers on any of the islands, and Antigua is the only island to have 3 streams! Here are five interesting facts about them: These beautiful snakes grow up to 1 metre long, with the females almost twice as long as the males.
Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019. Today I want to write about a really cool species of snake, the Antiguan racer. Antiguan racers mainly eat small lizards, hiding under a pile of leaves and ambushing… Antiguan Racer Snake Pictures Antiguan Racer Snake Antiguan Racer Published on March 4th 2017 by staff under Snakes. The Antiguan racer - the world's rarest snake and how it was saved from extinction.
The capital is Saint John’s; it covers an area of 4 square miles (10 square kilometres) and had a population of 22,000 in 2014.; Antiguans and Barbudans enjoy a tropical maritime climate with little seasonal temperature variation. Related Species. Fauna & Flora International (FFI) has been championing Antigua’s endemic species for over 20 years, starting with the Antiguan racer.
Antiguan racers are endemic to the twin-island country of Antigua and Barbuda. The plan outlines the objectives for the conservation of the Antiguan racer for the next 10 years and focusses on translocations and the control of invasive species as priority actions. Includes facts, pictures and articles.
Information about the classification of Alsophis antiguae. An exciting educational website with film clips, photos and games created by Fauna & Flora International, The Wildscreen Trust and at-Bristol. A 20 year project established by five national and international organisations, including Durrell, successfully increased this species from 50 to over 500 snakes on four islands.