Letter from the CEO
Since its inception in 2008, The Orianne Society has used a science-fueled approach to species conservation. All of our work begins with the conservation of our flagship species, the Eastern Indigo Snake, which has disappeared from a significant portion of its historic range in the southeastern United States. Thanks to the visionary generosity of a single family, The Orianne Society is successfully rebuilding populations of Eastern Indigo Snakes in South Georgia, Florida and Alabama through research, habitat protection and land management, captive breeding, reintroduction and intensive monitoring.
We are applying the conservation model we established with Indigo Snakes to implement programs to save other endangered snakes around the world. Specifically, we are using a comprehensive approach to save endangered snakes that also serve as good umbrella species for the ecosystems in which they live. By saving snakes that move great distances and use a diversity of habitats, we can save many of the other species that inhabit the same ecosystems. The snakes we are dedicated to conserving are vital components of the many ecosystems they inhabit. We realize that if we want to provide a future for these amazing animals we need to work on saving the entire system.
I am proud to say that our staff consists of some of the finest scientists, technicians, and administrative specialists in the world who contribute a broad range of talent and academic training to our conservation initiatives. We are developing partnerships with scientists and conservationists around the world to enhance our global impact. As we continue to move forward, I invite you to become a partner in our work.
Time is short — join us today and find out how you can help save a species.
Christopher L. Jenkins, PhD,
Chief Executive Officer, The Orianne Society.