Herpactive is conservation driven initiative run by qualified herpetologist team with a strong base in research as well as field ecology. Sound ethics and professional approach for learning is a must for study as well as interest in Herpetofauna and Herpactive provides the same.

Also exposure to latest techniques and equipment, interactions with field herpetologists and exposure to a variety of Herp related wonders, Herpactive provides a complete experience to the budding herp lover as well as the serious herp enthusiast!

You can tag along with us in the forests of Mhadeii Bio region and the North East of India to experience the richness of some of the planet's most teeming corners. While your eyes marvel at the beauty of the forests and your feet provide nourishment for leeches, we highly recommend that you lend us a hand by volunteering.

We could do with as much help in creating awareness and data collection on the bio-diversity of the region. For those interested in serious wildlife research the areas we work in areas unexplored and opportunities for research projects are ample.

HERPACTIVE

Herpactive is an initiative by Nirmal Kulkarni, herpetologist and wildlife photographer to create awareness and instill appreciation for Herpetofauna (reptiles and amphibians) of Goa in particular and the country in general.

Herpactive aims to promote the science of field herpetology by conducting walks, surveys, training workshops and field technique sessions for budding herp- enthusiasts as well as serious students of mainstream science.

With education and in situ conservation as its objectives Herpactive seeks to conduct reptile and amphibian treks, photo documentation surveys and dedicated Herpetofauna study expeditions in Goa and as well as in the country.

A key component of the activities of Herpactive will be awareness generation amongst society about Herpetofauna and this will be achieved through programs, discussions and sessions from time to time.

With ethics, education, science and conservation as the combined foundation stones of this initiative, Herpactive aims to propagate the science of field herpetology amongst one and all.

Why Herpactive?

Because HERPACTIVE is conservation driven initiative run by qualified herpetologist team with a strong base in research as well as field ecology. Sound ethics and professional approach for learning is a must for study as well as interest in Herpetofauna and Herpactive provides the same.

Also exposure to latest techniques and equipment, interactions with field herpetologists and exposure to a variety of Herp related wonders, Herpactive provides a complete experience to the budding herp lover as well as the serious herp enthusiast!

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Social Commitments

Herpactive strives to spread awareness and takes programs for the following target groups of society.

  1. Under privileged children.
  2. Forest Department Field staff.
  3. Village communities.
  4. Farmers and agriculturalists.
  5. Media.

Conservation Outreach Road Trip

The Conservation Outreach Road trips 2014/15- the primary aim of this initiative is to identify motivate and engage with nature educators, grassroots activists and conservationists who are working silently and need to be valued and further strengthened. Another purpose is to provide these identified individuals, groups and teams with basic equipment, field guides and share experiences about conservation as well as eco tourism.
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Pit Viper Expedition

The Crotalinae, or crotalines, are a subfamily of venomous vipers found in Asia and the Americas. They are distinguished by the presence of a heat-sensing pit organ located between the eye and the nostril on either side of the head.
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Hypnale Research Station

Tucked away in the heart of the northern part of Western Ghats, besets a small village called Kuveshi which lies close to the border of Karnataka and Goa. This region is more famous due to the tourist attractions that they hold, namely- the Dudhsagar waterfalls, Devil’s Canyon and Castle rock. Located at about 2000+ feet above sea level, this little haven is soon to be recognized as paradise for nature lovers.
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