Snakes, the ecosystem, and us: it’s time we change

Snakes are often killed at sight, even if not venomous. Social and cultural connotations, some more negative than others, and fear of snakebite shape our attitudes towards snakes and lead to human snake conflict. But snakes play an important role in our ecosystem and provides us economic and therapeutic benefits. It is high time we now start valuing the importance of snakes in biodiversity to make our societies healthier.

Read the working report released on the occasion of World Snake Day , July 16, 2020 here ( open access)

2 Comments

  1. Gaurish Padukone says:

    Dear Dr.Bhaumik,

    Read your very informative article on snakes and the need to protect them.

    The article published by George Institute is also an eye opener to me. Learnt new aspects of the role snakes play in seed dispersal.

    Can I use matter in the article to speak on this subject at a school.

    Kindly acknowledge.

    Warm regards.

    Dr.Gaurish Padukone

    On Sat, Jul 17, 2021, 18:52 Dr. Soumyadeep Bhaumik wrote:

    > Admin posted: ” Snakes are often killed at sight, even if not venomous. > Social and cultural connotations, some more negative than others, and fear > of snakebite shape our attitudes towards snakes and lead to human snake > conflict. But snakes play an important role in our ” >

    1. Admin says:

      Dear Dr Padukone
      Thank you and really glad to know you liked it. The article has an open license and feel free to use it accordingly : https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/ . Kindly let me know feedback if any too and also how and where you used it.
      Best Regards
      Soumyadeep

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