Save The Snakes protects threatened snake populations through habitat preservation, education and community outreach to create a harmonious relationship between humans and snakes. We conduct the following programs to achieve our snake conservation efforts:
Community-Based Conservation Programs
To ensure the long-term impacts of snake conservation efforts, it’s important to address the challenge of human livelihoods. Our programs require close attention to the human context and we actively explore ways to benefit the communities we work with in order to protect snake populations and their ecosystems. To accomplish our mission, we educate communities 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.
Educational and Community Outreach
Save The Snakes biologists give presentations around the world to educate and engage people of all ages about snake ecology, wildlife conservation and how to live harmoniously with these amazing reptiles. We also provide resources for students, teachers and others interested in snakes.
Save The Snakes Support Grants
The purpose of a Save The Snakes Support Grant is to empower passionate, committed people with an early-stage snake conservation vision. We fund individuals, small organizations and community groups that focus on community-based conservation strategies to protect threatened snake populations and mitigate human-snake conflict.