Jane de Oliveira

Researcher / Community Educator / Herpetologist

Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

I am a herpetologist and a postdoctoral researcher at the State University of Rio de Janeiro. In 2018, I created a project to work with rural residents during my field research on herpetofauna. Since then, I have dedicated myself to teaching these people to coexist with the snakes in a harmonic way, without people or the snakes being injured. In Brazil, many myths are related to snakes and most people have an inexplicable fear of these animals, which causes them to kill many snakes, although the vast majority of species are harmless to humans. My project was called Convivendo Com Serpentes (Co-existing with Snakes) and I hope that wherever I go, people can learn a little more about these reptiles and change any negative behaviors to live peacefully with snakes. My project is on Instagram as @convivendoc_serpentes, on Twitter as @CC_serpentes and on Facebook as /convivendocomserpentes.”

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Jane de Oliveira can often be found in the wilds of Brazil researching and collecting venomous snakes and leads some amazing grassroots community education campaigns to educate on snakebite prevention.

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