Northern Ribbon snake
Endangered species in Wisconsin
Endangered Species Act.
It is an environmental law that was signed into law by Richard Nixon on December 28, 1973. It was designed to protect endangered species from extinction. For a species to be considered for listing, the species must meet one of the five criteria:
1. There is present destruction, modification, or curtailment of its habitat or range.
2. An over utilization for commercial, recreation, scientific, or educational purposes.
3. The species is declining due to disease or predation.
4. An inadequacy of existing regulatory system.
5. Other natural or manmade factors affecting its continued existence.
How the Northern ribbon snake is becoming extinct.
What is the Northern ribbon snake?
Basic inventory work that is needed to follow up existing reports to determine if there are any breeding populations anywhere in the state.
Permanent protection of occupied sites should be pursued if any sites are found.