As Mehmet Murat ildan have said, ‘not all snakes are venomous and not all venoms are deadly! Keep this in mind when bitten’. But snake-phobia is instinctive in human beings. Most of the time, snakes are killed when sighted, irrespective of venomous or non-venomous. This happens mainly due to ignorance and we do not have any statistics on how many snakes fall victim forto this kind of indiscriminate killing. To avoid such killings, government departments, non-governmental agencies and animal lovers have started snake rescue initiatives in different parts of our country.

 

Apart from rescue, snake awareness programmes play a pivotal role in bringing down the rate of snakebite and mortality. Snake awareness becomes important in order to clear the myths that circulate about snakes; it also helps in understanding how snakes are important for the ecosystem. Moreover, it also helps us in gaining knowledge about the precautions that need to be taken when we encounter snakes. Snake awareness programmes also give us information on the primary measures that need to be taken at the time of snake bite. Sundarvan plays a leading role in spreading snake awareness among the citizens of Ahmedabad.

 

About the programme : Introduction to the world of snakes

Participation : Open to all

Topics covered :

  • Introduction to snakes
  • Diversity of snakes in India
  • Venomous & non-venomous snakes
  • Precautions to be taken to avoid snake bite
  • Snake bite and treatment
  • Importance of snakes to the ecosystem
  • Threats and conservation measures
  • Myths and facts

Duration : 35 to 40 min.

Programme fee : Rs. 1500/-