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Giant African Snail Resources

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Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Australia).
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension.
Electronic Data Information Source Publication #ENY-512
European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.
USDA. Blog.
USDA and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services have been fighting to stop the spread of the giant African snail. In six, months, more than 40,000 of these snails have been collected. Alert homeowners are the first line of defense in reporting signs of snail infestations. Please do your part in the fight against invasive species -- if you have a giant African snail or see the snails or signs of their presence, call the toll-free helpline at (888) 397-1517.
Massachusetts Introduced Pests Outreach Project.
USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.
Snails in the genus Achatina (e.g., Achatina fulica, the Giant African Snail), are specifically prohibited for both interstate movement and importation into the U.S. This snail species group is not only strictly prohibited from entering the U.S. but is safeguarded when discovered. See also: Regulated Organism and Soil Permits: Snails and Slugs
IUCN. Species Survival Commission. Invasive Species Specialist Group.

USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

See what states have a federal quarantine for any of the targeted Hungry Pests, and identify which pests or diseases are at greatest risk due to a suitable habitat. In addition to federal quarantines, state-level quarantines might apply see State Summaries of Plant Protection Laws and Regulations (National Plant Board).

USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
Columbia University. Center for Environmental Research and Conservation.
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

New York Invasive Species Clearinghouse.

USDA. APHIS. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey. National Agricultural Pest Information System.
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Plant Industry.
Giant African land snails (GALS) could be devastating to Florida agriculture and natural areas because they cause extensive damage to tropical and subtropical environments. GALS are illegal to import into the U.S. without a permit. If you have seen one of these snails please contact the FDACS helpline (888) 397-1517.
North American Plant Protection Organization.
USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.

Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Entomology and Plant Pathology.