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Using King Cobra Research and Education to Promote Conservation in Rural Northeast Thailand

Wildlife Reserves Singapore is supporting research project on King Cobras in Sakaerat Biosphere reserve, Wang Nam Khiao, Thailand to understand their behaviour and ecology. The King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) is famous for being the largest venomous snake in the world. In this project the spatial ecology is studied using intensive radio telemetry. This will help better understand the movement of King Cobras between protected forests and adjoining areas, the levels of interaction between people and King Cobras and help mitigate conflicts. This project also implements an education program for the local communities pertaining to King Cobra ecology and conservation.

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King Cobras currently being tracked using radio telemetry (Sakaerat Environmental Research Station)