NPSW officers seize seven skinks at Northmead

National Parks and Wildlife Service officers seized seven pygmy spiny-tailed skinks from a Northmead home on Thursday.

The skinks are undergoing DNA testing to determine if they were obtained illegally.

The process is expected to take a few weeks.

Head of the National Parks Sally Barnes said possesion and sale of protected native animals without a licence is illegal.

“It undermines the licensing system which is designed to protect this diversity and sustainability.”

Pygmy spiny-tailed skinks are native to the Pilbara region of Western Australia and are commonly transported illegally to NSW and other states for sale.

Read full story HERE.

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About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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