The application period for the Save The Snakes Support Grants is currently open! 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 mitigateContinue reading Funding Available for Community-Based Snake Conservation Efforts
The eastern indigo snake (Drymarchon couperi) is a large, black, non-venomous species of snake that lives in the southeastern United States. The indigo snake is endemic to this region, which means it can be found nowhere else in the world. It’s a stunningly beautiful animal, but like many other wildlife species, it is endangered. Fortunately,Continue reading Meet the Lords of the Forest and Those Working to Save Them from Extinction
Save The Snakes and the Eastern Ghats Wildlife Society have partnered together for the conservation of king cobras and to reduce human-snake conflict in Andhra Pradesh, India. Together our project to save the iconic king cobra and the diverse snake fauna in the Eastern Ghats of South India has recently been featured in the TimesContinue reading King Cobras Featured in the Times of India and The Hindu
Recently in Indonesia, a large python attempted to defend itself from a man who tried to catch it and move it off a road. The snake bit the man, which resulted in it being killed by a group of people. The title of the article: “Indonesians eat defeated giant python” Unfortunately, we have seen manyContinue reading Snakes in the News and How Snakes Always Lose
Held annually at the end of July, Nag Panchami is an ancient traditional Indian festival originally aimed at worshiping snakes by promoting a deep respect towards them. For generations, people have worshiped snakes as idols in temples and would pray for their wellbeing. However, cultural evolution has led to a complete disregard of this veryContinue reading Nag Panchami – Good For Snakes?
A recently published paper in Nature has shown that snake fungal disease has been discovered in Europe. “Snake fungal disease (SFD), caused by the fungus Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola, is an emerging infectious disease of free-living wild snakes in North America that first gained widespread attention in 2008. Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola is widely distributed in eastern North AmericaContinue reading Snake Fungal Disease Spread to Europe