Your contribution to Advocates for Snake Preservation empowers us to be a voice for snakes that everyone can hear! Advocates for Snake Preservation is a charity committed to changing how people view and treat snakes. Our mission: To use science, education, and advocacy to promote compassionate conservation and coexistence with snakes. As important predators and prey, snakes are an essential part of a vibrant, functioning planet, but negative attitudes about snakes may be the biggest barrier to their conservation. We provide solutions to everyday human-snake conflicts that sometimes end badly for people and often prove fatal for snakes. We make snakes more familiar and less scary by busting myths and misconceptions, illustrating lesser-known and appealing behaviors like parental care, and sharing stories of individual snakes to show what they’re really like. Often this information is enough for people to welcome their snake neighbors and appreciate, rather than fear, their encounters. But we also recommend yard and human behavior modifications to reduce human-snake conflicts and make coexistence with venomous snakes safer. While education and changing attitudes are the heart of our work, we also take action and advocate on urgent issues. Since our founding in 2014, ASP: • Changed the international conversation on rattlesnake roundups; • Killed the Arizona snake-shooting bill; • Ensured conservation would be driven by science rather than fear in Massachusetts; • Reached tens of thousands of people online with our multimedia snake stories; and • Launched Living With Snakes: safe, sustainable solutions to human-snake conflict. We rely on small donations from our large network of snake enthusiasts -- won't you join us?
Advocates for Snake Preservation changes how people view and treat snakes. Photo: Ring-necked Snake.