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SECAP: 2021 Review

The past year delivered challenges as well as opportunities to many of us and for those of us that braved new ventures, it has been quite a year. Many of you have followed our efforts in South Africa, our Snake Education and Awareness Program (SECAP), as we have made great progress despite the challenges. Throughout …

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Experience Costa Rican reptiles on the Save The Snakes Ecotour

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, …

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World Snake Day 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 Association …

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Studying the barred grass snake in England, a dream come true

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 combination …

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Snakes and Snakebite, an interview with Andrew Durso

The need to understand the global snakebite crisis is increasing and researchers are trying to understand the patterns that emerge from snakebite incidences around the world. Andrew Durso is one such researcher trying to investigate the distribution of snakebite and understand how artificial intelligence can help us in identifying snakes more effectively. What is your …

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Snake Systematics and more: An interview with Sara Ruane

Currently an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University-Newark, Sara Ruane gives us an insight into her work with snake systematics, the importance of snakes in our ecosystems and her love for these remarkable animals.  What is your current job and what is your research focus? I am an Assistant professor at Rutgers University-Newark, New York as of January …

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The Georgia Reptile Society Supports Snake Conservation

Save The Snakes has partnered with the Georgia Reptile Society to further the impact of the Save The Snakes Support Grants Program. The purpose of a Save The Snakes Support Grant is to empower passionate, committed people with an early-stage snake conservation vision. This grant funds individuals, small organizations and community groups that focus on community-based …

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Funding Available for Community-Based Snake Conservation Efforts

The application period for the Save The Snakes Support Grants is currently open! 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 …

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Save The Snakes Supports Snakebite Mitigation Efforts in Nepal

Save The Snakes is proud to announce our support of Kamal Devkota to reduce human-snake conflict in Nepal. Kamal Devkota is a snake expert, conservation biologist and board member at Nepal Toxinology Association. The project is titled “Save Snakes Save Nature: A Conservational Effort through Community Participation in Rupandehi district, Nepal.” Project Summary: Most of …

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