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Reminder: NC Tegu Ban/Native Species Rules Hearing

The public virtual hearing for the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) proposed new rules is TODAY, January 20, 2022. NCWRC has proposed new rules regarding keeping and importing (into North Carolina) reptiles and other animals. The biggest issues for herpetoculture in this proposal include a ban on all tegus and import permit requirement for native herp species. There are also changes to the native turtle species regulation.The comment deadline is January 31, 2022. The hearing date is below. The hearing is virtual and you must register prior. If you have issues with or oppose any of these proposals, you must contact NCWRC and speak at the hearing for there to be any possibility of stopping overreach and unintended consequences. It is imperative that you be polite and civil at all times.

Full details (hearing date, Talking Points, proposal text, etc.) at

Hearing Date: Thursday, January 20, 2022
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Register Online at