Dicephalism is the condition of having two heads on one body. While this is a rare condition, there are several cases of dicephalism occurring in snakes. A new study demonstrates the first record of dicephalism in the Common Krait (Bungarus caeruleus), in Nepal. Save The Snakes’ Conservation Partner in Nepal, Kamal Devkota, was contacted whenContinue reading Two heads, One snake: First Record of dicephalism in the Common Krait from Nepal
The 9th World Congress of Herpetology took place in Dunedin, New Zealand, from 5-10 January 2020 and Save The Snakes Communications Coordinator, Hiral Naik, was fortunate enough to attend the conference and present on “The use of social media to educate and increase awareness of snakes”. International conferences are a great way for people toContinue reading Save The Snakes at the 9th World Congress of Herpetology
Imagine waking up to the sound of birds singing, surrounded by nature and feeling a sense of calm. As one of the most bio-diverse countries in the world and a leader in ecotourism, Costa Rica is a country that everyone must visit. Costa Rica boasts a large diversity of wildlife and picturesque landscapes of rainforests,Continue reading Experience Costa Rican reptiles on the Save The Snakes Ecotour
The government of Nepal, the Ministry of Health and Population, the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD) and the Society of Internal Medicine of Nepal (SIMON) organized a High-Level Meeting and Workshop on “Snakebite in Nepal: The Challenges and the Needs”. The theme for the workshop was “Preparing for a Nepal where no one diesContinue reading Kamal Devkota at Snakebite Workshop in Nepal
Kamal and his team celebrated Nag Panchami (Nepali Snake Festival) at Midpoint District Hospital, in Kawasoti-16, Nawalpur, Gandaki Province in Nepa. They conducted a “Save Snakes Save Nature Nag Panchami Special Snakebite Initiative Program” on 5 August 2019. Panchami is the fifth day among the fifteen days of the moon’s waxing and/or waning. The NagContinue reading Nag Panchami (Nepali Snake Festival) Celebration in Nepal
Kamal Devkota and his team had a wonderful celebration for World Snake Day (16 July 2019) at Kaligandaki Technical School, Kawasoi, Nawalpur district for the first time in Nepal. They held an “Essay Competition” among the students of the school titled “Importance of Snake Conservation to Biodiversity”. The program was organized by Nepal Toxinology AssociationContinue reading World Snake Day Celebration in Nepal
Today, July 16th is World Snake Day and we celebrate an animal that is so often irrationally feared! With the growing efforts of Save The Snakes and other organizations dedicated to snake conservation, more people are understanding their importance and appreciating their value. When thinking about pests in your homes, you immediately think of rats.Continue reading It’s World Snake Day!
This article was contributed by Save The Snakes Advisory Committee Member Steven Allain. In this blog, Steven introduces his PhD research on grass snakes and how snake research can help us in understanding them better Ever since I was a young kid, I’ve wanted to work with snakes for a living. It was a combinationContinue reading Studying the barred grass snake in England, a dream come true