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?
It’s been an exciting and busy six months for Save The Snakes. In the Eastern Ghats of India, our team has organized snake awareness programs, conducted king cobra habitat surveys and educated hundreds of school children, university students and community members about snake ecology and conservation. Our hard work has paid off, because Save The … Continue reading Exciting Opportunity to Save The Snakes
In early April, the Save The Snakes team visited a coastal village in central Andhra Pradesh where local people have a tendency to kill hook-nosed sea snakes when they become entangled in their fishing nets. As part of our on-going snake conservation campaign, we organized an awareness program in the village to enlighten them on … Continue reading Hook-nosed Sea Snake Awareness Campaign in Andhra Pradesh
Save The Snakes has been invited to the very first International King Cobra Symposium in the Netherlands, which will feature experts, herpetologists, toxicologists and biologists from all over the world aimed to work together towards the preservation of this iconic species. Never before has such a prestigious line up come together to work towards snake conservation. … Continue reading We Need Your Help – Support Save The Snakes
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