FORT’s Adam Knox will be featured in a short television broadcast interview with Saipan Channel 2 News, a news article in Marianas Variety, and he and will be featured in a radio interview with KKMP Saipan and another radio interview along with Dr. Bob Reed.
FORT Biologist, Adam Knox, met with the governor of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands on the afternoon of January 19, 2016. During this meeting, they focused on providing his office with background information about the recent Brown Treesnake sighting and information on the survey/monitoring plan going forward. The Governor closed the meeting by thanking us for our efforts and pledging his full support for the inter-agency operation
Everglades-based biologist, Dr. Bryan Falk, briefed Michael Bean, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, on the biology and impacts of invasive reptiles on January 11, 2016. Discussion topics focused on the Burmese python, particularly the challenges related to the snakes' low detection probability.
On January 7, 2016, Adam Knox, FORT biologist, spoke with KKMP Radio Saipan. During this interview Knox gave information about Brown Treesnake outreach and information as well as introducing the staff at the Guam field station and thanking the community for their support. Knox and other USGS biologists from the Guam field station are currently on Saipan conducting intensive searches after two snake sightings were reported by members of the public.