wildlife conservation funding, grants

Funding Available for Community-Based Snake Conservation Efforts

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

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Meet the Lords of the Forest and Those Working to Save Them from Extinction

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

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Snake Fungal Disease Spread to Europe

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