Cape Snake Conservation is creating a safe environment for SNAKES in Cape Town
5

patrons

$26
per month
Hi everyone! I'm Grant, a Cape Town based conservationist with an insatiable passion for the misunderstood creatures that we call SNAKES!
 
My mission with CSC has been to not only conserve snakes but to help people overcome their fears and learn to live in harmony with these marvels of nature. To build an organisation which respects both the needs of people and the needs of snakes and that bridges these gaps through education and research.

I do this in real life by doing educational snake shows and rescuing "problem" snakes, and online by creating educational content in the form of videos and well researched articles on my website that aim to show snakes as the masterpieces of evolution that they truly are! 

I also provide information on snakebite first aid. There's something in here for everyone!



The fact that you are here it makes me realise that either you want to learn more, or you want to help support me on my snake mission. This in itself is truly an inspiration that keeps me going. Thank you!

Why? I have started this page because I want to take Cape Snake Conservation to the next level. I've been slowly building Cape Snake Conservation since 2010, but with a full time day job it doesn't get nearly the time that it needs.

With your support this is what I'll be able to do:

  • WE CAN PROTECT MORE SNAKES! By having more time to do more snake rescue callouts, and by doing field research we can better understand our snake populations together. With your support we will effectively be collaborating.
  • I CAN DO MORE OUTREACH: The more support that I have on Patreon, the more I'll be able to get out there and do work the work that really matters, especially with schools and communities. 
  • I CAN PRODUCE MORE CONTENT: I have so many ideas for educational snake and snakebite videos, eBooks, articles, educational infographics, posters, expert interviews and many others. With your support I can produce so much more!
  • I CAN CREATE BETTER CONTENT: Better overall quality videos, articles, infographics, posters. I'm thinking in field snake behavioural videos, snake identification videos, snakebite first aid, quality snake callout videos with better story lines that are both informative and educational.

Who knows, with your support I could fulfill my dream of having a rehabilitation and educational snake centre where I can run snake handling courses, do talks and employ local community members.

It takes a lot of time and money to run my website, Facebook page and to produce content. I've spent tens of thousands of Rand and countless hours over the years building and getting the Cape Snake Conservation message out there. It's been totally worth it, but it's not sustainable. 

Here is a list of things that cost money:
  • Web Space & Advertising: Website hosting, email responder hosting, website themes and plugins, domain names, editing software.
  • Production equipment: Hardware is expensive and unfortunately technology has a relatively short lifespan. Quality requires an investment that CSC just doesn't have, yet.
  • Paying people to help me out: While I try to do as much as I can on my own to cut costs, I still need to pay people for certain aspects of content creation. 
  • Life: fuel, living costs, overheads.
  • Snakes: food, medicine and living space for our show and injured slithery friends.

If you want to help me and the snakes out, I have some really cool rewards for you! They are all designed to bring me closer than ever to you, my supporters. I really want this to feel like a community, where patrons become a part of the creative process and snake conservation initiatives!  

I’m tremendously honored to have a community of people who value what I do. And I look forward to growing this into something that we can all be proud of!

The snakes and I thank you sincerely for your support!
Grant

P.s. you can help me improve on videos like the one below - I like the footage but the narration could do with some work! :)
Tiers
Slug Eater
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
You're helping to make this all happen, thank you! You get: 
  • Access to my patron-only activity feed.
  • Sneak peaks on new ideas that I'm working on.
Mole Snake
$3 or more per month 2 patrons
You're supporting me even more, you are awesome. Thank you. Want to weigh in on what I cover? 
  • Your comments may be picked as the subject of my next video or article.
  • PLUS all previous rewards.
Berg Adder
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Wow, thank you! You are really going to help me make more potent content. And you get inside information on snake activity in Cape Town. You get:
  • Access to monthly snake callout stats.
  • PLUS all previous rewards.
Rinkhals
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
This is amazing. You are awesome. For your support you will get:
  • Your name in the credits of my videos
  • PLUS all previous rewards
Puff Adder
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Your support is blowing me away! For this you get:
  • Live group online hangout. A Q&A style coffee chat on snakes where we can discuss topic ideas and the direction that CSC is/should take. Let's get to know each other.
  • PLUS all previous rewards 
Boomslang
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
This type of support is going to be the catalyst for great snake work! For this level of support you get:
  • A live snake demonstration to you/ school of your choice
  • A patron only CSC shirt (one time only)
  • PLUS all previous rewards
Cape Cobra
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
First off you are amazingly generous, I don't know what else to say but thank you. Your support is going to allow CSC to grow in amazing ways. You will get:
  • To join me on a snake field trip experience in the greater Cape Town area. 
  • A CSC snakebite first aid kit (Value R1600 ZAR)
  • PLUS all previous rewards
Goals
$26 of $150 per month
Awesome, when I reach this goal I'll my website running costs will be just about covered. Amazing.
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Hi everyone! I'm Grant, a Cape Town based conservationist with an insatiable passion for the misunderstood creatures that we call SNAKES!
 
My mission with CSC has been to not only conserve snakes but to help people overcome their fears and learn to live in harmony with these marvels of nature. To build an organisation which respects both the needs of people and the needs of snakes and that bridges these gaps through education and research.

I do this in real life by doing educational snake shows and rescuing "problem" snakes, and online by creating educational content in the form of videos and well researched articles on my website that aim to show snakes as the masterpieces of evolution that they truly are! 

I also provide information on snakebite first aid. There's something in here for everyone!



The fact that you are here it makes me realise that either you want to learn more, or you want to help support me on my snake mission. This in itself is truly an inspiration that keeps me going. Thank you!

Why? I have started this page because I want to take Cape Snake Conservation to the next level. I've been slowly building Cape Snake Conservation since 2010, but with a full time day job it doesn't get nearly the time that it needs.

With your support this is what I'll be able to do:

  • WE CAN PROTECT MORE SNAKES! By having more time to do more snake rescue callouts, and by doing field research we can better understand our snake populations together. With your support we will effectively be collaborating.
  • I CAN DO MORE OUTREACH: The more support that I have on Patreon, the more I'll be able to get out there and do work the work that really matters, especially with schools and communities. 
  • I CAN PRODUCE MORE CONTENT: I have so many ideas for educational snake and snakebite videos, eBooks, articles, educational infographics, posters, expert interviews and many others. With your support I can produce so much more!
  • I CAN CREATE BETTER CONTENT: Better overall quality videos, articles, infographics, posters. I'm thinking in field snake behavioural videos, snake identification videos, snakebite first aid, quality snake callout videos with better story lines that are both informative and educational.

Who knows, with your support I could fulfill my dream of having a rehabilitation and educational snake centre where I can run snake handling courses, do talks and employ local community members.

It takes a lot of time and money to run my website, Facebook page and to produce content. I've spent tens of thousands of Rand and countless hours over the years building and getting the Cape Snake Conservation message out there. It's been totally worth it, but it's not sustainable. 

Here is a list of things that cost money:
  • Web Space & Advertising: Website hosting, email responder hosting, website themes and plugins, domain names, editing software.
  • Production equipment: Hardware is expensive and unfortunately technology has a relatively short lifespan. Quality requires an investment that CSC just doesn't have, yet.
  • Paying people to help me out: While I try to do as much as I can on my own to cut costs, I still need to pay people for certain aspects of content creation. 
  • Life: fuel, living costs, overheads.
  • Snakes: food, medicine and living space for our show and injured slithery friends.

If you want to help me and the snakes out, I have some really cool rewards for you! They are all designed to bring me closer than ever to you, my supporters. I really want this to feel like a community, where patrons become a part of the creative process and snake conservation initiatives!  

I’m tremendously honored to have a community of people who value what I do. And I look forward to growing this into something that we can all be proud of!

The snakes and I thank you sincerely for your support!
Grant

P.s. you can help me improve on videos like the one below - I like the footage but the narration could do with some work! :)

Recent posts by Cape Snake Conservation

Tiers
Slug Eater
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
You're helping to make this all happen, thank you! You get: 
  • Access to my patron-only activity feed.
  • Sneak peaks on new ideas that I'm working on.
Mole Snake
$3 or more per month 2 patrons
You're supporting me even more, you are awesome. Thank you. Want to weigh in on what I cover? 
  • Your comments may be picked as the subject of my next video or article.
  • PLUS all previous rewards.
Berg Adder
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Wow, thank you! You are really going to help me make more potent content. And you get inside information on snake activity in Cape Town. You get:
  • Access to monthly snake callout stats.
  • PLUS all previous rewards.
Rinkhals
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
This is amazing. You are awesome. For your support you will get:
  • Your name in the credits of my videos
  • PLUS all previous rewards
Puff Adder
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Your support is blowing me away! For this you get:
  • Live group online hangout. A Q&A style coffee chat on snakes where we can discuss topic ideas and the direction that CSC is/should take. Let's get to know each other.
  • PLUS all previous rewards 
Boomslang
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
This type of support is going to be the catalyst for great snake work! For this level of support you get:
  • A live snake demonstration to you/ school of your choice
  • A patron only CSC shirt (one time only)
  • PLUS all previous rewards
Cape Cobra
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
First off you are amazingly generous, I don't know what else to say but thank you. Your support is going to allow CSC to grow in amazing ways. You will get:
  • To join me on a snake field trip experience in the greater Cape Town area. 
  • A CSC snakebite first aid kit (Value R1600 ZAR)
  • PLUS all previous rewards