Monday, April 9, 2012

TOOLS OF THE TRADE workshop for reptile enthusiasts.

Reptiles and amphibians draw considerable interest and awe amongst the mind of nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts of today, especially about snakes, turtles and lizards.

In recent times this interest has been fueled by television programs as well hands on work being carried out by various snake handlers and rescue workers in the state.

At HERPACTIVE, we aim to channel this interest to serious conservation by introducing such interested folks to the use of modern techniques and basic equipment that is used in the field of herpetology.

A daylong workshop titled ‘TOOLS OF THE TRADE’ will be held in Candolim for this purpose on the 15th of April 2012. This workshop is being conducted in collaboration with the Mhadei Research Center.

Participants will understand and get to use field gear (snake catching and study equipment) as well get a first hand experience of work that goes into the study of snakes and other creepy crawlies (its called Herpetology).

Besides which the basics of reptile identification, first aid and legal aspects of studying wildlife will be familiarized for the participants.

Nirmal Kulkarni and his team will conduct the workshop. A trained herpetologist and self confessed snake aficionado, Nirmal Kulkarni has to his credit a series of research papers, new discoveries and more than a decade of field experience in the study of reptiles and amphibians.


WORKSHOP TIMINGS- 10.00 am to 4.00pm.

AGE- 18 years and above.


FEES- RS. 600 per participant. (Inclusive of simple pack lunch and tea)

For confirmation please call Glenda on 09822586918 or email on

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