This App Is Saving Thousands of Snakes (and Hu…

This App Is Saving Thousands of Snakes (and Humans) in India

Growing up in the lush, green farmlands of the south Indian town of Kottayam, in the state of Kerala, Jose Louies was surrounded by plenty of wildlife. While other eight-year-old kids played with cats and dogs, Louies brought home small, harmless snakes and fed them rats.Louies parents’ detested his obsession for serpents, but it sowed the seeds for his spectacular career in wildlife conservation. He currently heads the wildlife crime control unit of the nonprofit Wildlife Trust of India. Now, he is spearheading a project for mapping out human-snake conflict in India—an effort that could potentially save many people from getting bitten by venomous snakes, and, consequently, prevent snakes from getting killed.