Thailand Snake Note – Calling Thailand Herpetologists & Snake Enthusiasts

Oriental Whip Snake in Thailand - venomous, not deadly.

If you have an interest in the snakes of Thailand I’d love to hear from you. This site just started a few months ago, but already it is generating a lot of interest around the subject of Thailand snakes.

I have a couple of ideas in mind for creating jobs in Thailand for local Thais and 1-2 foreigners living in Thailand. The main idea I have in mind will require incorporation as a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people learn more about the snakes of the world. There are grants to chase for the subject I have in mind. Ideally I’ll be able to team up with 1-2 herpetologists in Thailand, and a number of snake enthusiasts that want to be part of this non-profit.

Having herpetologists on the team is essential if we’re going to chase grant money.

That said,  I don’t know that I’ll be able to reach herpetologists interested in the project as most have their own full-time careers to think about and don’t have much time for a start-up project.

If I can get some knowledgeable snake enthusiasts interested in the project, that can work also, because the project I’m thinking about need not be started by a non-profit agency. We can do it ourselves and ask herpetologists to review it as we finish sections of it.

I know this is making little sense to you yet, because I don’t want to share the idea with the world – for fear it will be copied.

Contact me if you’re interested in a big project that will make a difference in many people’s lives, even saving lives, and helping to educate the public – of all nations – to the dangers of, and the benefits of these amazing creatures called snakes.

Cheers!

Vern
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About Vern Lovic

Snake posts by Vern Lovic. Amateur herpetologist roaming about Thailand on field herping tours and events to find king cobras, kraits, vipers, corals, keelbacks, and other snakes native to Thailand. FYI - Thailand has over 200 snake species. Here's our latest book with detailed information on Thailand's 35 Deadly Snakes. "Is That Snake In Your House Dangerous? Identify Deadly Thailand Snakes In Under 5 Minutes!" INFO HERE.

2 thoughts on “Thailand Snake Note – Calling Thailand Herpetologists & Snake Enthusiasts”

  1. Vern,

    Firstly, congratulations on the site. Some very useful and easily understood information. I’m coming to Southern Thailand in April 2015, First 3 days in Khao Lak, followed by 4 days in Phuket (area of Karon Beach). Can you give any estimation of the possibilities for Herps in these areas? My prime interest is in photography. I’m not exactly a competent field herper, so I won’t be bringing hooks or tongs with me (i’m too scared of causing inadvertant damage to the animals), so I rely on the camera! Any additional information you can provide would be invaluable!

    Thanks

    Dave

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