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Herpetofauna Workshop

Snakes, belonging to the reptile class Serpentes, are limbless creatures characterized by elongated bodies and flexible movements. They are found on every continent except Antarctica, inhabiting diverse environments from forests and grasslands to deserts and water bodies.

Identification of snakes often relies on their unique scale patterns and physical features. Key scalation includes the shape and arrangement of scales on the head (rostral, supraocular), body (dorsal scales), and tail (subcaudals). This variability aids in species differentiation and ecological studies.

Conservation efforts for snakes are crucial due to habitat loss, illegal wildlife trade, and human persecution driven by myths and fear. Many species are endangered or threatened, emphasizing the importance of preserving their habitats and implementing conservation measures worldwide. Public awareness and scientific research play pivotal roles in understanding and safeguarding these often misunderstood yet ecologically vital reptiles.


Nisha BG

About the Teacher

Speaker description:

Nisha BG is a naturalist focusing on Herps and Arachnids. she is a local awareness speaker on snakes to school students and local people to mitigate snake bite and human animal conflict. She rescues snakes in Tumkur district of Karnataka, India. She is currently working on checklists of snakes and spiders of Tumkur district of Karnataka, India.

Nisha’s main hobbies include herping, trekking, and wildlife photography. She is also working on research paper includes newly described spider species.

Nisha is part of an NGO named WANC (Wildlife Aware Nature Club) for almost 10 years.


Scientific classification and snake ecology.

  • Snake Evolution

  • Snake ecology

  • Scientific Identification of snakes

  • Scientific classification of snakes

  • Interactive Q and A session

  • Snakebite mitigation and myth

Education and Awareness: Gain in-depth knowledge about snake biology, behavior, ecology, and conservation issues. This can help dispel myths and misunderstandings about snakes.

Skill Development: Learn identification techniques, snake handling protocols (if relevant), and how to safely coexist with snakes in various environments.

Networking: Connect with experts, researchers, and enthusiasts in the field of herpetology and conservation, expanding professional and social networks.

Conservation Impact: Understand the current challenges facing snake populations globally and explore ways to contribute to conservation efforts effectively.

Personal Interest: For enthusiasts, it provides a platform to deepen their passion for snakes, fostering a greater appreciation and understanding of these animals.

Career Opportunities: For those considering a career in herpetology or wildlife conservation, webinars can provide valuable insights and guidance.

Continued Learning: Stay updated on the latest research findings, conservation strategies, and technological advancements related to snakes and reptiles.


Date: 20th - 21st July 2024
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (IST)

Platform: Zoom

Course Fees 

Original Price- ₹549

First early bird-₹440 ( till 30/06/2024)

Second early bird-₹467 (till 14/07/2024)

Group discount per head(minimum 3 individual)- ₹412

(If 2 individual)- ₹494

Organization discount (minimum 5 individual)-₹385

Present TNE interns-₹275

Ex interns TNE- ₹440

Bank details:

  • Account type -current

  • Account name- Wildlifearc

  • AC no- 3346750332

  • IFSC- KKBK0002040

  • UPI ID- Wildlifearc@kotak

After the payment please send a screenshot or the payment along with the name, email addresses and phone numbers of the participants via WhatsApp to Ms. Amrita Tripathy at 9041507489.

GROUP DISCOUNTS ARE TO BE PAID TOGETHER AS A GROUP TO OUR UPI ID (E.G. for 3 members, kindly pay together & not separately

For Queries Contact Us

WhatsApp   : +91 9767787609 , 9932469074

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E-CERTIFICATES will be provided for all the participants who will enroll for this  Course.

Environmental Monitoring - Conventional and Advanced Methods
Moving with Time in Environmental Monitoring

Environmental monitoring is a tool that helps us understand the state of the natural environment. It involves collecting and analyzing environmental data to assess environmental conditions and trends. The career scope in environmental monitoring is vast, spanning fields like environmental science, engineering, remote sensing, and policy. Professionals in this domain analyze data, develop strategies, and implement solutions to address environmental challenges such as pollution, climate change, and biodiversity loss. From monitoring air and water quality to designing conservation plans, careers in environmental monitoring offer opportunities to make a tangible impact on safeguarding our planet's health and sustainability.  Artificial intelligence (AI) can be used for environmental monitoring by analyzing large amounts of data, identifying trends, and making judgments based on those findings and is being widely used in the field.

Dr. Mihir Herlekar

About the Teacher

Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science, The Institute of Science


  • Doctor Of Philosophy (Ph.D)

  • Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Speaker description:

Environmental researcher with 11 years of collective research, academic and professional work experience. Expertise in environmental monitoring and analysis, pollution control, waste management, sustainable development, green synthesis of nanoparticles and its application for wastewater treatment. Skilled in data interpretation, statistical analysis and report writing. Proficient in initiating and executing independent research and can work in a team.

  • What is environmental monitoring? Need and types of environmental monitoring. 

  • Water quality monitoring – Conventional water quality monitoring – Basics and components 

  • Continuous water quality monitoring – Need and components 

  • AI in Water quality monitoring – Benefits and case studies

  • Expert instructor

  • Certificate

  • Lifetime recording access

  • Participation in environmental monitoring events fosters a deeper understanding of local ecosystems and environmental issues.

  • Events promote community involvement, encouraging residents to actively contribute to the well-being of their surroundings.

  • Participants contribute valuable data, aiding scientists and policymakers in making informed decisions for environmental conservation.

  • Scientific Learning: Involvement in monitoring events  enhances knowledge of scientific methods and ecological processes.

  • Empowerment: Participants feel empowered as they play a direct role in preserving the environment, contributing to a sense of collective responsibility.

  • Networking Opportunities: Events bring together individuals with shared interests, facilitating the exchange of ideas and fostering collaborative efforts.

  • Policy Influence: Collected data can influence environmental policies, advocating for evidence-based decision-making at local and regional levels.

  • Skill Development: Participation cultivates skills such as data collection, analysis, and communication, enhancing overall environmental literacy.

  • Stewardship Ethic: Monitoring events instill a sense of environmental stewardship, promoting sustainable practices and responsible resource management.

  • Positive Impact: By participating, individuals actively contribute to the conservation of biodiversity, preservation of ecosystems, and the overall health of the planet.


  • Date : 10th,11th and 12th March 2024

  • Time :  6.30pm to 8:00pm (IST)

  • Platform : Zoom

Course fee and Discounts

  • Course fees:  ₹799/- 

  • First Early Bird: ₹640/- {Till 25th February, 2024}

  • Second Early bird:  ₹720/- {Till 5th March, 2024}

  • Group Discount (Min. 3 individuals): ₹600/-

  • Organization Discount (Min. 5 individuals):₹560/- 

  • Present TNE Interns - ₹400/- 

  • Ex Interns TNE - ₹640/-

  • To avail discount follow the instructions below

Discounts  payment instructions below:

If you fall in the discount category (Group discounts/Present/Ex-Interns) you can directly pay the discounted amount to the bank account below.

Group discount amounts must be paid together and not individually,

Bank details:

  • Account type -current

  • Account name- Wildlifearc

  • AC no- 3346750332

  • IFSC- KKBK0002040

  • UPI ID- Wildlifearc@kotak

After the payment please send a screenshot or the payment along with the name, email addresses and phone numbers of the participants via WhatsApp to Ms. Amrita Tripathy at 9041507489.


For Any Queries:

Contact - 9932469074  (WhatsApp)

Email -

All participants will be presented with exclusive E-Certificates, celebrating their participation and dedication in this enriching event.

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