Snake, (suborder Serpentes), also called the serpent, is any of more than 3,400 species of reptiles distinguished by their lack of limbs and greatly elongated body and tail. They are found everywhere in the world except Antarctica, Iceland, Ireland, Greenland, and New Zealand. About 600 species are venomous, and only about 200 are able to kill or cause significant injury.

Being a very large and diverse country, India is home to more than 350 species of snakes. Snakes, although ecologically important, are widely misunderstood beings. There are approximately a hundred snake species listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List, typically due to habitat loss from development.

It is very interesting to understand why few of us love snakes, while a few can’t seem to come to terms with them. This is largely due to the fact that we are afraid of snakes as we don’t know much about them. You will be surprised to know that the world of snakes is a very interesting one. In light of this let’s delve a bit deeper into the world of snakes. The Nature’s Eye presents to you an exciting webinar on “Snakes of India”.

About the speaker:

Mr Shuayb Ahmed is a wildlife enthusiast and a self-taught wildlife rescuer. He is authorized by the forest department and BBMB forest cell to perform rescues all over Karnataka and has been known to do ethical rescues for the last 18 years in Bangalore. He runs a homestay for pets called Forest and River's Shack. He has also worked as the site manager at Wildlife S.O.S, a bear rescue centre in Bangalore Bannerghatta Forest. He started as an IT worker but realized his calling was different and has been working since in the field to rescue snakes and create awareness among people.​

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Topic to be discussed:

  • General behaviour and distribution of snakes

  • Importance of snakes

  • Myths and facts

  • Mimicry in snakes

  • Venomous vs. non-venomous snakes

  • Ongoing projects and other work

Mr Shuayb Ahmed is a wildlife rescuer and responds to rescue calls. In case of a rescue call during the session, he will be able to demonstrate the life recuse of a snake as well. (This is a chance event and therefore, is not promised).

Details of the webinar:

  • Date: 15th October 2022 (Saturday)

  • Time: 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm (IST)

  • Mode: Online

  • Platform: Zoom

  • Participation fee: INR 350/-

  • Early bird discount: INR 300/- (till 10th October)

  • Group discount (min. 4): INR 280/- (till 10th October)

  • E-certificate will be provided to all the participants

  • For further queries contact: Sonali: 9306712320 / /