African Snakebite Institute

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AFRICAN SNAKE BITE INSTITUTE

By Johan Marais

Dedicated to Promoting the Understanding and the Conservation of our Native Reptiles through Communication, Education and Interaction.



FGASA - Field Guides Association of Southern Africa
 
International Society of Zoological Sciences
 
NOSA Approved snake awareness and snake handling courses
 
iNHEMACO
 
Travel Doctor



Welcome to Johan Marais's African Snake Bite Institute!

Johan Marais, internationally known herpetologist and author of numerous books on Snakes and Reptiles in Southern Africa is now offering various exciting new African Snakebite Institute to reptile enthusiasts, corporate and industrial bodies including:

  1. Training courses for reptile enthusiasts and persons in the wildlife industries including:
    • Snake and Reptile Awareness, Snake Handling including venomous snakes, First Aid for Snake Bite & Emergency Procedure. Read more
    • Successful delegates will be awarded a certificate upon completion of the course
  1. Corporate Talks & Demonstrations - read more
  2. Environmental Impact Assessments: Assessments on reptiles and amphibians for EIA reports, conducted throughout Africa.
  3. Reptile Safaris into the more interesting parts of Southern Africa. The safaris are offered to keen naturalists and herpetologists. The safaris will be to view as many reptiles and amphibians in a given area with the emphasis on photography. No reptiles or amphibians will be removed from the wild. Johan Marais has done extensive field work in Southern Africa including Namibia. Such a safari can be quite rustic with a fair amount of camping or in luxury accommodation, depending on your requirements.

Accreditation and Endorsement:

  • B-BBEE Level 4 Company
  • Johan Marais is accredited by the International Society of Zoological Sciences, International Health Management Consultants and the Travel Doctor.
  • He is an endorsed Training Provider registered with the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA).
  • The snake awareness and snake handling courses have been approved by NOSA
  • Johan has been appointed as the Snake Expert for Tygerberg Poison Information Centre, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University

 

WEBSITE HIGHLIGHTS

Latest News & Announcemets

Popular Items

Contact list for Problem Snake Removals - RSA, Mozambique, Kenya, Namibia, and the USA. (Sept. 2014) More info here

Snake Posters

Buy the latest 2014 version of Johan's new book Snakes and Snakebite in Southern Africa (also available in Afrikaans). See details here

For Sale: Snake Equipment, Books, etc

Snake Posters. Updated October 2014 and poster for Kenya added. See list of all posters.

Problem Snake Removals

Newsletter - Reptile News. October 2014

 

A half day advanced first aid course for snakebite, also covering scorpion sting and spider bite, will be offered soon.

 
Snake Handling Courses

Saturday 29 November 2014. Heia Safari Ranch, Muldersdrift. Snake Awareness, Scorpion Awareness, Snakebite First Aid and Treatment, Scorpion Sting First Aid and Venomous Snake Handling course. See Details

 

Networking:

Johan Marais on Facebook Reptile Ventures on Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Blogger


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ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 

Free!Free Snake Posters ! Download: (Use "Save target as...")

Posters for Harmless Snakes as well as Regional Venomous Snake Posters for provinces in the RSA as well as for Bostwana, Namibia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Kenya are also available. See: Downloads
 

New 2014 UPCOMING SNAKE TRAINING COURSES (Snake Awareness and Venomous Snake Handling):

 


Saturday 29 November 2014 at Heia Safari Ranch, Muldersdrift. Snake awareness, Scorpion awareness, Snakebite First aid and treatment, Scorpion sting First Aid and Venomous Snake Handling course.


Further courses are being planned for Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London and Durban towards the end of this year. Please contact Johan if you are interested in attending any of these courses.
Course Enquiries:

New EQUIPMENT FOR SALE:
 
Products for Sale. Pricelist and Details: Snake Handling Equipment, Books, Posters, Clothing, etc

 
25 Books BOOKS FOR SALE:

Johan Marais & other authors


New Problem Snake Removal Contacts. See List of contacts for South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Kenya and the USA


New eSnakes of Southern Africa (Electronic version)

  1. Android: Google Play Store
  2. Apple: iTunes
  3. Amazon Kindle Fire Versions: Amazon
  4. Windows Phone: Marketplace
  5. Blackberry: Appworld

New MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS:

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