Michael G. Starkey

A Unique Way To Save The Snakes: The Sacramento Snake Festival

What makes wildlife conservation successful? Community! Save The Snakes relies on the support and trust of our community to successfully implement our snake conservation efforts. This is true for all of our programs across the globe! In California, we aim to strengthen our relationship with our community in a unique way… Save The Snakes will …

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One in Five Reptiles is Threatened with Extinction

After assessing over 10,000 reptile species around the world, scientists have concluded: Reptiles are in trouble. From habitat destruction to climate change, reptiles face many threats. This alarming new research indicates that one in five reptile species is threatened with extinction. The unfortunate reality is that the conservation needs of most snakes and other reptile …

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Save The Snakes Volunteers Clean Up Threatened Snake Habitat

On Easter Sunday, a group of dedicated Save The Snakes volunteers cleaned up trash at the Yolo Wildlife Area, located west of Sacramento. The Yolo Wildlife Area protects critically important wetland habitat, which is home to many endangered and threatened species, including the world’s largest gartersnake… the giant gartersnake (Thamnophis gigas)! Adjacent to a busy …

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Save The King: Protecting The World’s Most Iconic Venomous Snake Species In Nepal

In early 2022, Save The Snakes Conservation Partner Kamal Devkota and his team implemented the Save The King initiative to protect and research threatened king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) populations in Nepal. This effort includes engaging communities across Nepal to reduce conflict between humans and king cobras. These programs were organized by the Nepal Toxinology Association …

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Here Is A look At What Save The Snakes Achieved In 2021

In 2021, Save The Snakes continued our mission to protect snake populations around the world through education and community outreach to create a harmonious relationship between humans and snakes. Our organization supported incredibly important snake conservation and human-snake conflict mitigation efforts in the following ways: Save The Snakes provided wildlife conservationists with seed funding to …

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