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Snakebite

This week we want to raise public awareness for snakebite throughout the world. Every year 50,000 men die of snakes bite in the Indian countryside. Most of these deaths can be prevented! Follow the simple guidelines of the film about what to do if bitten. Only antivenom can neutralize a poisonous bite; there is no other option, so rush to a hospital as quickly as possible.

4 Deadliest Snakes of India

With the coming symposium the focus will be the outreach to the younger generation and non-snake people. To get in the mood we will be sharing a number of related videos. Starting off with a video from Romulus Whitaker concerning the four deadliest snakes of India.

Video of a king cobra rescue

When you attend the symposium you support several good projects concerning conservation and education of the king cobra.

On of that is saekerat rescue and conservation center. Here they educate people about the king cobra and also they rescue king cobras out of houses so that they dont get killed.

Watch this video of Ajay Giri, one of our speakers at the symposium.

A short story of Colin Thomas Strine

Just a peak in the life of one of our speakers at the symposium: Colin Thomas Strine:
“King cobras face high levels of anthropogenic mortality even though they are protected by Thai law.  Often seen as the most dangerous Thai snake, there is a major disconnect between the reality of king cobra behaviors and the perceived threat to humans. Every single school group the Sakaerat Conservation and Snake Education Team has surveyed listed the king cobra as the most dangerous and likely to bite humans of all snakes in Thailand. This fear, and recognition can be shifted to respect. By showing real behaviors near humans, and by displaying the story of these fascinating animals we can make a difference. The key has been long term exposure to conservation team members focused exclusively on developing the relationship between humans and these fascinating animals. Sakaerat Conservation and Snake Education Team firmly believes that humans and king cobras can coexist without persecution, and thus our fundamental value is education.”

Romulus Withaker at TED stage video

We’re extremely honored that Romulus Whitaker will be one of the keynote speakers in the fabulous line up at the king cobra symposium .
Here you can see him give a talk at the prestigious TED stage.
If you want to learn from the best and meet him in person, the symposium will be the place to be.