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)
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
- We provide solutions to human-snake conflicts that sometimes end badly for people and often prove fatal for snakes.
- We use storytelling to make snakes more familiar and less scary.
- We recommend yard and human behavior modifications to make coexistence with venomous snakes safer.
- Learn about our Local Services.
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 live or watch archived episodes here.
Most Recent Episodes:
Coexisting with Pitvipers
Join us at Biology of Pitvipers 4 in Rodeo, New Mexico for the first Coexisting with Pitvipers Symposium! We’ll learn together how to be the most effective advocates for pitvipers and other snakes.
Learn About Snakes
Read about social behavior, watch videos of rattlesnakes defending their babies, or learn about other interesting snake behaviors.