In the Eastern Ghats of India, Save The Snakes works to reduce conflicts between humans and snakes by implementing mitigation strategies which will lead to peaceful coexistence. Part of our work is to transform local community members and volunteers in each identified priority conflict site into “para-ecologists” that continue our conservation activities in their respective … Continue reading Volunteers Conduct Snake Survey in the Eastern Ghats
The Eastern Ghats are a discontinuous range of mountains along India’s eastern coast. This vast landscape harbors an assortment of habitats and an incredible diversity of wildlife. However, king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) populations are poorly studied in the Eastern Ghats and more information is needed to accurately address the threats these snakes face in the … Continue reading King Cobra Habitat Survey and Community Engagement Program Currently Underway
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 America … Continue reading Snake Fungal Disease Spread to Europe
Join Save The Snakes at the first International King Cobra Symposium in the Netherlands on October 6th-8th, 2017! The King Cobra Symposium will feature experts, herpetologists, toxicologists and biologists from all over the world to talk about the important issues in king cobra biology and conservation. The Symposium aims to ignite cooperation of all parties … Continue reading Save The Snakes at the King Cobra Symposium
“My goal is to conserve wildlife of the Eastern Ghats by creating a harmonious relationship between humans and wildlife. The Eastern Ghats is close to my heart as my native place. Wildlife conservation can’t happen without the involvement of people.” Save The Snakes Co-Founder and India Program Director Murthy Kantimahanti was featured in The Times … Continue reading Save The Snakes Co-founder Murthy Kantimahanti Featured in The Times Of India
Congratulations to Save The Snakes India Program Director Murthy Kantimahanti! Murthy has received the “Prakruti Mitra” – meaning Nature’s Guardian award – for his dedicated conservation efforts in the Eastern Ghats. This award will further compel Murthy to continue to serve as a guardian for the wildlife of the Eastern Ghats of India!