Gretchen of The Weekly Green interviews Melissa Amarello, Co Founder & Director of Education for Advocates for Snake Preservation.
ASP’s Mission is “to use science, education, and advocacy to promote compassionate conservation and coexistence with snakes.”
More from their website:
“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.
Long portrayed in myth and media as villains, snakes have a largely undeserved reputation as evil, cold-blooded creatures and are thus mercilessly persecuted on the basis of fear and misunderstanding.”
Aired the week of February 16th, 2015