Join us Thursday, February 6, 7 p.m. at Sandy Creek Nature Center for our monthly meeting. Dr. Chris Jenkins from the Orianne Society will give a talk about the conservation of eastern indigo snakes, eastern diamondback rattlesnakes, and gopher tortoises. You won't want to miss it!
The Orianne Society: Building an Institute for the Conservation of Reptiles and Amphibians in Partnership with University of Georgia
When most people think about wild places in the southeast they think of gopher tortoises under tall pines or large mythical woodpeckers moving amongst big flood plain swamps full of cypress knees. There is one less thought of icon for our southern wilderness that needs both of these habitats to survive, the eastern indigo snake. The Orianne Society is a science-based conservation organization that was founded in Georgia to save the eastern indigo snake. Five years later, in partnership with The University of Georgia, the Orianne Society is using its progress with indigo snake conservation to expand globally. Orianne is moving its headquarters to Athens onto UGA campus. Come and hear Orianne CEO, Dr. Chris Jenkins, when he discusses the partnership with UGA, Orianne’s progress conserving eastern indigo snakes, eastern diamondback rattlesnakes, and gopher tortoises, and the future of global reptile and amphibian conservation.