Education is one of the most important tools in the long-term conservation of reptiles. By raising awareness, enhancing knowledge and encouraging people to take action, we can make real steps toward conserving our reptile species.
For educational value, reptiles can be important examples of key biological principles. A number of species are widespread and locally common, even in the most urban areas. Many people have one of their first experiences in meeting wildlife with snakes or other reptiles. These key moments can inspire a lifetime’s involvement in appreciating and conserving wildlife.