Ring-necked Snake

Advocates for Snake Preservation (ASP)

We use science, education, and advocacy to promote compassionate conservation and coexistence with snakes.
Learn more about us.

Why Snakes?

Long portrayed in myth and media as villains, snakes have a largely undeserved reputation as malevolent creatures. Snakes are threatened by many of the same issues that affect all wildlife (e.g., habitat loss, climate change, disease), but negative attitudes toward snakes impede conservation efforts, which require public support (read more).

What We Do

  • We conduct research on snakes following the guiding principles of compassionate conservation.
  • We dispel myths and misinformation about snakes through our blogpresentations, and publications.
  • We identify threats to snakes, and provide resources on how WE can address those threats.

ASP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Find out how to support our work.

Watch, read, and enjoy: A Tale of Two Trash Snakes.

Learn About Snakes

On the Social Snakes Blog, you can read about social behavior, watch videos of rattlesnakes defending their babies, or learn about other interesting snake behaviors.

Black-Tailed Rattlesnakes in Combat
Jaydin and Marty, male Western Black-Tailed Rattlesnakes, in combat.