snake event - Invitation to collaborate

In accordance with Reptiles Awareness Day, and in collaboration with Lebanese Wild Life association, the students of Environment and Health in Tyre Campus, hosted a workshop entitled “Kill the Fear, Not the Snake” where a lecture was given by members of Lebanese Wild Life about the importance of snakes in the ecosystem, their benefits to agriculture, their role in rodents control, and their potential threat to humans. Students were acquainted with Lebanese snakes types through the talk show and through interaction with live specimens available on demonstration to identify venomous vipers from harmless ones. The event was closed by a lively interaction between the students and the presenters by asking questions and approaching safe snakes and familiarizing with the “farmer’s friend”. This workshop aimed to implement SDG15; Life on land, and precisely SDG15.5; Protect Biodiversity and natural habitats.