The workshop is open to all who crossed the age of 18. It will be highly beneficial for snake rescuers, reptile enthusiasts, students, and just about anybody who would like to learn more about snakes, said a release from the Kalinga Centre for Rainforest Ecology (KCRE), an environmental education organisation and the organiser of the event.
The idea of the workshop is to encourage people especially youngsters and snake rescuers to learn ethics and right techniques about snake rescue.
“KCRE has included a module in the itinerary to allow participants to witness live rescue calls carried out by experts. Participants get to interact with experts on snakes in India. The workshop also aims at inculcating soft skills, ethics behind snake rescue and communication skills among participants which will eventually train them on the right methods of snake rescue,” it said.
“There is much focus on snakes these days, thanks to shows on various channels. Unfortunately, most youngsters are taken by the glamour and attempt to engage with snakes without prior knowledge or training. This not only results in stress for snakes but many ‘snake rescuers’ lose lives as well as get injured. This is unfortunate and unnecessary. The idea of our workshop is to help educate, dispel fear, and create a positive avenue to help people channelise their passion in a responsible manner,” said Gowri Shankar, director of KCRE.
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