The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Advocates for Snake Preservation (ASP) uses science, education, and advocacy to promote compassionate conservation and coexistence with snakes.
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.
We formed Advocates for Snake Preservation (ASP) to foster respect and appreciation rather than fear and hated of snakes. We do this by:
Conducting research on snakes following the guiding principles of compassionate conservation;
Dispeling myths and misinformation about snakes through our blog, presentations, and publications;
Identifying threats to snakes, and providing resources on how WE can address those threats.