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  • A m p h i b i a n f o u n d a t i o n

    Conserving Urban Reptiles
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Mission: Dedicated to connecting individuals, communities
 & organizations in order to create & implement lasting solutions to the global amphibian extinction crisis.

The Amphibian Foundation's Copperhead Rescue & Advocacy Program has two purposes.

1) To rescue Copperheads from beheadings and other horrible deaths (the vast majority of snake bites occur when someone is trying to kill the snake).

2) To educate people about the ecological value, and significance of Copperheads and help people get to know their neighborhood snakes here in Atlanta. We work to inspire people to live in harmony with wildlife (including snakes).

We also engage people on the benefit of snakes in general for a healthy ecosystem, as more often than not the snake that was killed by someone who thought it was a Copperhead, was not a Copperhead at all. During the 2018 Atlanta Science Festival, we produced an event titled: The Biology of Atlanta's Most Despised Vertebrate. People love to hate Copperheads, but we are doing our best to change perceptions and celebrate that we still have this fascinating species in our urban neighborhoods.

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AF's Copperhead Rescue & Advocacy Program Event

Natalie and Erica, Amphibian Foundation Interns presenting on their Copperhead research
Natalie and Erica, Amphibian Foundation Interns presenting on their Copperhead research
Copperhead Event @ Kavarna (Decatur, GA)
Copperhead Event @ Kavarna (Decatur, GA)
'Puddles' our Copperhead Ambassador
'Puddles' our Copperhead Ambassador.