Ring-Necked Snake (Diadophis punctatus)

Advocates for Snake Preservation (ASP)

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

Ring-Necked Snake (Diadophis punctatus)

We envision a world where ALL are respected and appreciated instead of feared and hated.

Why Snakes?

You probably grew up hearing stories about snakes, stories that rarely had nice things to say about them. From the biblical tale of the Garden of Eden to the modern story of Harry Potter, snakes are usually portrayed as deceitful and villainous. Real snakes prefer to escape our notice, so myths and fables supply what most people know about them. Consequently, misunderstanding and fear eclipse appreciation of these mysterious and intriguing animals (read more).

What We Do

We are a voice for snakes that everyone can hear

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

Snakes Are Everything!

Snakes are big. Snakes are tiny. Snakes are fierce. Snakes are cute. There are so many reasons to love snakes and in each episode of Snakes Are Everything we’ll meet a new Snake Star and learn why snakes inspire their biggest fans. Join us or watch archived episodes here.

Learn About Snakes

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.