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Response Statement - Eastern Ribbonsnake, Atlantic population

Recent extensive survey efforts to quantify the abundance and distribution of this cryptic and hard to identify snake confirm that it is rare and has a very small distribution. However, little is known about population trends. Fluctuations in population numbers and a continuing decline in overall numbers of mature individuals are suspected; both increase the susceptibility to stochastic events. Shoreline development and its associated risk is an increasing threat throughout much of the range.

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Caroline Ladanowski
Director
Wildlife Management and Regulatory Affairs
Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment Canada
351 Saint-Joseph Boulevard
Gatineau, QC
K1A 0H3
Tel: 800-668-6767
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