Our volunteers take tremendous risks to safe guard the life of common man as well as the snakes.
- Snake Helpline rescue snakes from human habitation and rehabilitate them in nearest suitable natural habitats in association with local forest officials.
Snake Helpline is duly authorized to rescue and rehabilitate snakes and etc. with permission from the Department of Forest and Environment, Government of Odisha with the Memo No. 1WL-E- 4963 Dt. 12 August 2009 by the PCCF (WL) and CWLW of Odisha in compliance to the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
We are in the process of imparting training to snake rescuers across the state on occupational safety. Many rescuers are yet to undergo training. However, for the benefit of the public we are mentioning the location of the snake-rescuers; there mobile numbers can be obtained by calling 9337295142.
- We have formulated the first occupational safety protocol in April 2017.
- The snakes are rehabilitated in their nearest suitable natural habitats out of human habitation areas as per the protocol
- The snakes are released back to wild within 12 hrs. of rescue if found with no apparent injuries.