Sonoran Mountain Kingsnake

The year in pictures. Together we achieved significant victories for snakes this year.       Curious how we did in fundraising and program spending? Our finances page is updated with last year’s (November 2016 — October 2017) numbers.   Thank YOU, Snake Hero, for all you do for snakes, every day.… Read More

Crotalus lutosus

UPDATE: Thanks to your letters and comments at the meeting, commercial reptile collection has been BANNED in Nevada! The state of Nevada currently allows the unlimited commercial collection of reptiles, a practice which has removed almost half a million reptiles from Nevada’s public lands over the past thirty years. Nevada is the only state in… Read More

The following is reprinted from the Sonoran Herpetologist, the Tucson Herpetological Society’s membership publication. See the original here. And the 11th Recipients of the Jarchow Conservation Award are: Jeff Smith and Melissa Amarello, Advocates for Snake Preservation (ASP) The reasons that Jeff and Melissa have received this award are many, and will be brought to… Read More

Just for fun — because we need it right now.   Thanks to Russ McSpadden, Communications Associate at the Center for Biological Diversity, for creating these fun images!… Read More

For Immediate Release Contact: Dr. David A. Steen Organization: Auburn University Museum of Natural History Email: BIOLOGISTS TAKE TO TWITTER TO ADVOCATE FOR SNAKES A team of experts answer public questions about our slithering friends Believing in the possibilities of partnerships between science and art, Dr. Steen will also be using the #SnakeTownHall to… Read More

We were thrilled to receive a phone call from two young artists and snake enthusiasts from Kentucky a few months ago. They wanted to share their snake preservation art project with us: Snake preservation art project by Henry and Caleb. “The snake is made out of sticks and leaves to symbolize how snakes are a… Read More

Happy World Snake Day! Be a #SnakeHero — Share this video from our friends at Planet Experts to speak out for snakes today (and everyday)! Want to know more? Check out these posts for stories, photos, and videos of cool snake behavior discussed in the video.… Read More

Gassing rattlesnakes in Texas

Gassing rattlesnakes in Texas A proposal to ban gassing in Texas (one of the few states where it is still legal) was introduced in late 2014 and has been debated ever since. Pouring gas into the ground to collect wildlife probably seems a little crazy and hardly controversial, but rattlesnake roundups depend on this method… Read More

Timber rattlesnake by Richard Bonnett​​

Don’t Let Fear Drive Wildlife Management in Massachusetts Thanks to everyone who took action on this issue, we’ll provide updates as they become available. We have a sad, embarrassing history of persecuting animals we fear, often driving them to the brink of extinction. Timber rattlesnakes are one of many victims; they have been nearly extirpated… Read More