Everglades National Park and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are partnering to expand efforts to remove Burmese pythons from the park.
The partnership will triple the maximum allowed number of participants in the park from 40 to 120, allowing FWC contractors to use firearms or other humane methods to euthanize pythons in the wild.
It also qualifies additional trained NPS personnel to live capture and turn in pythons.
The terms of agreement would allow FWC contractors to engage in python removals in the park as early as July.
For more information about the FWC’s python removal contractor program or exotic pet amnesty program, click here.