Puff adder header

Snake Education and Community Awareness Program (SECAP) is an initiative born from the partnership between Save The Snakes and the Hoedspruit Reptile Centre. Our aim is to mitigate human-snake conflict and promote the conservation of snakes through education and outreach. 

 

Our goal is to engage and educate learners, healthcare workers and members of rural communities about snakes and snakebite, create more awareness about snakes that are found in the greater Kruger to Canyon Biosphere Region, and how we can live in harmony with them.

What We Do

Picture2.png

We currently have 5 main projects (cogs) that make up our conservation model:

  • Schools Project: aims to educate learners at schools in the area and create a positive attitude towards snakes.

  • Communities Project: focuses on educating learners and members of various rural communities in the area about snakes and conducting additional outreach projects by create valuable partnerships.

  • Healthcare Worker’s Project: involves working with local hospitals and clinics to ensure healthcare workers are comfortable, prepared and better equipped with dealing with snakebite.

  • Antivenom Bank: aims to provide antivenom to individuals or to hospitals and clinics when someone has been bitten by a venomous snake or scorpion.

  • Snake Relocation Training: aims to work with identified leaders in rural communities to become snake relocators, our 'snake rescue champions', as we teach them to safely rescue and relocate snakes.

IMG_6199_edited.jpg

Education

Education is at the core of what we do and by engaging with learners, community members and healthcare workers around the Kruger to Canyon Biosphere Region and sharing our knowledge about snakes, we hope to ignite an appreciation for snakes and mitigate any conflicts between humans and snakes.

DSC_0117.jpg

Outreach

Human-snake conflict is often the greatest in rural communities and our goal is to mitigate this through our education and by working with other organisations and initiatives to showcase the importance of snakes within their community. By forming key partnerships, we can work together to promote harmonious living with the natural world.

Snake Recues

Our experienced team members are always available to rescue a snake from your home, gardens and anywhere else where you it might feel like a problem. Give us a call and please avoid any interactions with the snakes and please do not kill the snake.

IMG_20210512_161037_edited.jpg

Antivenom Bank

Antivenom is crucial for treating snakebites and the HRC Antivenom Bank currently has polyvalent (adders, cobras and mambas), monovalent (boomslang only) snake antivenoms and scorpion (Parabuthus) antivenom. In the event of a potentially dangerous snake bite or scorpion sting, immediately go to hospital. We will make the antivenom available to support medical professionals at the relevant hospital.

How you can help?

IMG_20210416_144741_edited.jpg

Learn

Learn more about snakes and snake safety by checking out our resources and sharing them.

DSC_0214.jpg

call us for snakes

For any snake emergencies, give us a call and we will come and remove the snake.

Breast Cancer Awareness Race

Fundraise

You can raise money through any fundraiser and the proceeds will go directly into our snake education and conservation efforts.

Money Notes

Donate

You can support our projects by donating to our cause. We appreciate all the support that we can get.

 

ADDRESS

Hoedspruit Reptile Centre, R527, Blyderus, Hoedspruit, 1380

Contact Us

Call Us 

+27 079 633 7319 or

+27 064 516 7439

DSC_0009-2.jpg