To accomplish our mission to protect threatened snake populations and mitigate human-snake conflict, we educate communities around the world on the importance of snakes in ecosystems, how to coexist without conflict and how to treat snakebite situations should they occur. We also protect snake habitat, conduct research that supports snake conservation efforts, and train local citizens to become “para-ecologists”, that manage human-snake conflicts and assist in snake conservation efforts. We establish trust with rural communities, provide solutions that decrease human-snake conflicts and utilize indigenous local knowledge of wildlife and their ecosystems. Our in-situ conservation efforts are currently focused in India and Nepal.
Established in 2017, Save The Snakes is a USA-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to snake conservation and human-snake conflict mitigation. While our organization was originally founded in Florida, the Save The Snakes International Headquarters has relocated and settled in Sacramento, California. From there we support our global conservation partners and programs and, using education and community outreach, we give presentations and workshops to reduce negative interactions between humans and snakes in Northern California. In Florida, we lead ecotours and co-host the Venomous Herpetology Symposium.