SNAKEBITE MITIGATION PROJECT

Snakes are an essential component of the ecology of the Indian landscape especially because of the high abundance of rodents resulting from the conversion of forest land to agriculture. Without rodent- eating snakes, damage to standing crops and stored grains would be disastrous. At the same time, snakes are indiscriminately killed because of myths and ignorance of snake identity and habits. There’s also an abysmal lack of knowledge of first aid and treatment of snakebite at the village level. India experiences the tragedy of the highest snakebite incidence on earth, with up to 50,000 men, women and children dying each year and tens of thousands of snakebite survivors permanently disabled and traumatized. In this situation, both people and snakes are losers.

 

WILD BIHAR has partnered with Madras Crocodile Trust Bank / Centre For Herpetology to conduct outreach education program by playing 3 documentaries on snakebite mitigation & awareness (do's & dont's and first aid after snakebite) on 4x6 ft screen in the 5 districts of Bihar & Jharkhand in the first phase

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Expected beneficiary:

• Forest Department Staffs
• 
Teachers

• Students


• Farmers


Expected Outcome:
Inculcate good understanding about the value of snakes in the agricultural ecosystem, simple and effective solutions for snake avoidance and snakebite first aid.a

 

Jharkhand Districts
 
                           Bihar Districts

• District 1- Latehar
                              • District 1- East Champaran
• District 2- Garhwa
                              • District 2- West Champaran
• District 3- Saranada
                          • District 3- Sitamarhi
• District 4- Hazaribagh
o                   • District 4- Madhubani
• District 5- Koderma                           • District 5- Kaimur

Outreach Activity 6 Month targets (including Bihar & Jharkhand):

Forest Department Staffs
One time programs in rural schools- 100
Teacher Training programs- 3
Community/Panchayat level workshops- 15

Lives Secured

2,580+

School Kids

45+

Teachers

700+

Villagers

100+

CRPF JAWANS

70+

Forest Department Staffs

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