Kantimahanti Laxmi Narasimha Murthy Aparna Surampudi, Community-based Conservation of King Cobras in Eastern Ghats of South India

Date grant awarded: October 20, 2016

The King Cobra Conservation Project is an initiative by Murthy Kantimahanti of Eastern Ghats Wildlife Society which is aimed at mitigating threats to King Cobras (listed as “Vulnerable” by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species) that are indiscriminately killed by local people at an alarming rate due to fear and ignorance in the Eastern Ghats region of South India.