The 2019 Save The Snakes Support Grant Recipients

The purpose of a Save The Snakes Support Grant is to empower passionate, committed people with an early-stage snake conservation vision. We fund individuals, small organizations and community groups that focus on community-based conservation strategies to protect threatened snake populations and mitigate human-snake conflict.

Save The Snakes is proud to announce the recipients of our 2019 Support Grants to the following individuals:

Jane C. Oliveira – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

“The countryman as a multiplier of ideas for snake conservation”

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Jane’s project involves teaching local communities in the Serra das Torred Natural Monument region how to recognize a venomous snake, how to remove it if necessary, and how to share this knowledge with other villagers.

Christophe Pellet – Cotopaxi province, La Maná canton, Ecuador

“Bosque Protegido Privado Jardin de los sueños (Protecting the Forest Garden of Dreams)”

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Christophe’s project involves educating the local community about snakes in the Cotopaxi province of Ecuador. This includes creating posters on snakes in the area and conducting snake awareness workshops.

Nathan Rusli – Bogor, Indonesia 

“Human-Snake Conflict Mitigation in Bogor, Indonesia”


Nathan’s project involves visiting local communities in the Bogor area to reduce human-snake conflict and snakebite incidents, He will focus particularly in rural areas that often experience conflict with snakes, to educate them on the importance of snakes, common snake species in the area and snakebite mitigation.

Emmanual Liyong Sama – Northwestern region, Cameroon 

“Awareness campaigns for enlightenment on the protection of snakes in Cameroon”

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Emmanual’s project aims to create posters that will be distributed to schools, offices, palaces and public places, and shared widely online to increase the awareness of snakes, specifically in the Northwestern region of Cameroon.

Ricardo Rodríguez Medina – Sonoran Desert, Mexico 

“Safe-handling and relocation course of Sonoran Desert snakes for the Comcáac community”

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Ricardo’s project involves working with the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP) to train local brigades to increase awareness about snakes and relocating individuals outside the communities.

Diego Di Pietro – Buenos Aires province, Pampas Region, Argentina

“Why can we be friends: a snake’s conservation & education initiative in Argentinean Pampas”

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Diego’s project involves hosting training and workshops for the local communities in Buenos Aires province in Argentina to reduce human-snake conflict.

We wish these recipients success in their projects and support their efforts for snake conservation and education.

Make The Difference For Our Snake Saving Grantees

Since 2018, Save The Snakes has received 52 grant proposals from dedicated individuals working on snake conservation or snakebite mitigation projects in 22 countries, including Argentina, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Israel, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, U.S.A and Zambia.

Save The Snakes Support Grants are made possible because of the generosity of compassionate people and organizations who are inspired and dedicated to protect threatened snake populations and mitigate human-snake conflict around the world. Your charitable, tax-deductible donation, makes initiatives like the Support Grant possible. Please donate today and thank you for your support of Save The Snakes.

The 2019 Save The Snakes Support Grants Program is supported by the Georgia Reptile Society and Snake Discovery. With this new partnership, Save The Snakes and these organizations are working together to empower wildlife conservationists to conduct critically needed snake conservation efforts around the world.

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