- Timber Rattlesnake
We are working to conserve and restore Timber Rattlesnakes throughout their range within the Appalachian Mountains. Currently, our two focus areas are in Vermont in the Northern Appalachians and North Carolina and Georgia in the Southern Appalachians.
We are working with Friends of the Osa to determine the status of Black-headed Bushmasters on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. As part of the status assessment, we are planning intensive surveys and field studies to better inform us on the snake's ecology. We are also working with local healthcare facilities to allow for better treatment of snake bites in undeveloped areas.
- Burmese Python
While the Burmese Python has taken an invasive role in the delicate Everglades ecosystem, a half a world away, in its native habitat, the species is in a decline toward extinction. How could this be? The Orianne Society is taking a role in the study of this snake in its home ecosystem in the hopes of finding the answers, and providing clues for officials in the United States in their efforts to understand the Python before it's too late.
- Midget Faded Rattlesnake
We are working on predictive models to determine important habitat areas for western rattlesnakes and using genetic analysis to estimate population size, detect areas of population decline, and identify important areas for population connectivity for these species. This information will allow us to determine how energy development through the West is — and may — affect western rattlesnake populations.
- IUCN Viper Specialist Group
We have teamed with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to form the Viper Specialist Group which is housed within The Orianne Society. This is a group of viper experts from around the world that together, will serve as a global voice for implementing viper conservation.