Why can we be friends: a snake’s conservation & education initiative in Argentinean Pampas

Through the Save The Snakes Support Grant Program, Save The Snakes supported Diego Di Pietro in 2019 to increase awareness about snakes in Buenos Aires province, Pampas Region of Argentina. Diego has been working on promoting snake ecology and conservation in the Buenos Aires province of Argentina for many years.

Project Title:
Why can we be friends: a snake’s conservation & education initiative in Argentinean Pampas

Project Summary and Aims and Objectives:

An increasing number of outdoor activities in a highly fragmented landscape has resulted in a significant increase of conflict encounters between people and snakes in touristic sites of Pampas region. In this project Diego and his team will seek to mitigate this conflict through environmental education in order to protect the snakes and prevent snake bites.

To achieve this goal they propose three activities:

  • “Snake day” in schools;
  • Workshops in outdoor community;
  • Training to selected park rangers.


The goal of this project is to mitigate human-snake conflict through environmental education for the conservation and snake bites prevention. The measurable goal is to decrease 75% the cultural fear and consequent snake killing, and 50% snake bites at three key sites of Pampas region. To achieve this goal, educational talks, workshops and snake training will be provided to park rangers.

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Diego’s project is a recipient of the 2019 Save The Snakes Support Grant Program. 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. Please donate today to help us continue to fund projects like Deigo’s snake conservation project in Argentina. Thank you for your support.