Nag Panchami – Good For Snakes?


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 very … Continue reading Nag Panchami – Good For Snakes?

Volunteers Conduct Snake Survey in the Eastern Ghats


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

King Cobra Habitat Survey and Community Engagement Program Currently Underway


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