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New law prohibiting possession of most native reptiles, amphibians now in effect

Hampshire Review
 2021-06-16

Cover picture for the articleSOUTH CHARLESTON — New regulations making it unlawful to take or possess most native reptiles and amphibians for any reason are now in effect in West Virginia. “Reptiles and amphibians are a valuable wildlife resource and unfortunately we’ve had several large poaching cases involving these animals,” said Kevin Oxenrider, amphibian and reptile program leader for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.

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