Imagine a world where snakes are respected and appreciated instead of feared and hated.
I recently became aware of an organization that I am so excited about that I want to immediately share my find with you. Advocates for Snake Preservation, ASP, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the way people view and treat snakes.
There are so many conservation groups already, why do snakes need their own?
Snakes are threatened by many of the same issues that affect all wildlife, including habitat loss, climate change, and disease. But negative attitudes toward snakes may be the biggest barrier to their conservation because it often impedes efforts to address other threats.
Long portrayed in myth and media as villains, snakes have a largely undeserved reputation as evil, cold-blooded creatures and are thus mercilessly persecuted on the basis of fear and misunderstanding.
Advocates for Snake Preservation’s website and blog feature presentations and literature to help you find out what snakes are really like – and how they are more like us than you may have guessed. Snakes are not out to get us. They are beautiful, sometimes social creatures with rich family lives about which we have much to learn.
Help me help ASP turn fear and hatred into respect and appreciation:
Find out how YOU can become a snake advocate and help us change how people view and treat snakes!
Check this audio out:
Listen to this three minute introduction to ASP, which originally aired on KXCI’s Weekly Green, February 16, 2015.
What ASP Does
ASP conducts research on snakes following the guiding principles of compassionate conservation.
They dispel myths and misinformation about snakes through their blog, presentations, and publications.
They identify threats to snakes, and provide resources on how WE can address those threats.
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