Five years ago on this day, Save The Snakes was founded with a snake conservation vision. We believed that if Save The Snakes could support wildlife conservationists to mitigate human-snake conflict in their own communities, then they could lay the groundwork to protect threatened snake populations in their part of the world. To do this, we implemented the Save The Snakes Support Grant Program.
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.
In 2022, Save The Snakes received a large number of proposals for projects from around the world. We are proud to award Support Grants to three incredible snake conservationists: Jacinta Njeri, Felipe Triana and Maria Victoria Cubillos-Abrahams.
Learn more about their important projects:
Jacinta Njeri – “Tackling Snakebite: Investing in the next generation of champions“
Jacinta’s project aims to invest in the next generation of snake conservation champions through education programs at schools that focus on snake biology in Baringo County, Kenya.
Felipe Triana – “Patterns in the spatio-temporal ecology of Crotalus simus (Serpentes: Viperidae) in Costa Rica“
Felipe’s project focuses on determining spatio-temporal ecological patterns (home range, movement rates, and micro and macrohabitat selection) in snakes located in protected areas and relocated snakes, using the Central American rattlesnake as a case study in Guanacaste, Costa.
Maria Victoria Cubillos-Abrahams – “An undiscovered Caribbean treasure: The story of the endemic snake of San Andres Island“
Maria’s project aims to determine the population status of the San Andrés Red Snake, Coniophanes andresensis, through detectability and occupancy models, microhabitat selection and perceptions and attitudes of reptiles.
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 131 grant proposals from dedicated individuals working on snake conservation or snakebite mitigation projects in 31 countries. Of these important projects, we have been able to financially support 18 projects in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Tanzania 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 2022 Save The Snakes Support Grants Program.