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 2020 Support Grants to the following individuals:
Beatriz Nieto Ariza – Department of Cochabamba, Bolivia
“Human-snake conflict in the Bolivian Amazon: educating for coexistence”
Beatriz’s project involves mitigating human-snake conflict and reducing the number of snakebites that occur in the Department of Cochabamba region of the Bolivian Amazon through education and outreach. Her and her team also hope to increase the knowledge on snakes found in the area and their importance in the ecosystem.
Evan Quah – Setiu, Terengganu, Malaysia
“Assessing community perceptions and raising the profile of snakes through community education and outreach in a large natural wetland reserve in Malaysia.”
Evan’s project involves community outreach work in the Setiu wetlands of Malaysia to understand people’s perception of snakes and to provide educational talks to the local community to increase awareness about snakes.
Katty Garzon – Catemaco, Veracruz, Mexico
“Art-and-science education program for the conservation of snake and reduction of the human-snake conflict in the locality of Catemaco, State of Veracruz, Mexico.”
Katty’s project involves using art as a means to create awareness about snakes in Catemaco in Mexico. This approach combines science and art to educate the community about snakes while creating an interactive space for them to understand why snakes are importance in their region.
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 86 grant proposals from dedicated individuals working on snake conservation or snakebite mitigation projects in 28 countries. Of these important projects, we have been able to financially support 12 projects in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, 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 Grants Program possible. Please donate today and we appreciate your support of Save The Snakes.
We would like to send our most heartfelt thanks to the Georgia Reptile Society and Dustin Howland for supporting the 2020 Save The Snakes Support Grants Program.