Printable version | Oct 20, 2020 10:25:41 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/frogmarched-snakes-strike-back-on-this-marshy-island/article25017018.ece, Admissions to non-professional Degree courses only in online mode, The district has received a whopping 4,855 mm rainfall across 50 mandals in the past 24 hours. Special Arrangement. “Forty-five cases out of 75 in August were not poisonous,” said Krishna District Hospital Services co-ordinator, Dr. Jyothirmayi. Data revealed that as many as 1,974 snakebite cases have been reported from the district since January of this year as compared to 3,036 in all of 2018. In India, a ban on frog exports came into force in 1987. Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary and estuary located in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh. Snakes from the mangroves, marshy wetland and river beds enter human habitations. The resolution was co-sponsored by India and other member countries. Updated Apr 15, 2017, 8:11 am IST. In India, there are 216 species of snakes, of which only four are venomous snakes (cobra, krait, Russell's viper and saw scaled viper). Vijayawada: With the advent of the rainy season, snakebite incidents in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh continue to rise at an alarming pace.Data revealed that as many as 1,974 snakebite cases have been reported from the district since January of this year as compared to 3,036 in all of 2018. Read stories listed under on snake temple in andhra pradesh. Published Apr 15, 2017, 7:57 am IST. It is believed by conservationists to be one of the last remaining tracts of thick primary mangrove forests of South India, which is rapidly disappearing due to absence of protective measures. Four decades later, it is in the news because of the conflict between man and snakes. This study was undertaken to find out the epidemiological profile of snake-bite incidences in the State of Andhra Pradesh, based on the data collected from State Forensic Science Laboratory, Hyderabad. Subscribe to The Hindu now and get unlimited access. The island, nestled in the mighty Krishna river and the Bay of Bengal, with the Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary (KWS), is a rare ecological region with dense mangrove cover. Get App. Diviseema, on the Andhra Pradesh coast, is witnessing a spike in human-snake conflict as illegal export of frogs has depleted their prey base Got any signal up here? Earlier this year, officials even conducted awareness programmes in the district's villages with the aim of informing people about how to respond in case of a snakebite. The sanctuary is home for reptiles like the garden lizard, the wall lizard, tortoises and snakes. The decline of frogs began when local traders started offering attractive prices to collectors, whose job was to trap frogs from the marshes, farms and other sources and remove two legs and the head, before packing them in ice boxes. However, we have a request for those who can afford to subscribe: please do. On a cloudy monsoon day recently, a 17-member team of priests performed a four-hour ‘Sarpa Shanthi Yaagam’ (a ritual to propitiate snakes) at Lord Subrahmanya temple at Mopidevie on the Krishna river bank. Nagula Chavithi is a Hindu observance dedicated to Nagas or Snakes in Telugu culture. Dwindling base: A frog on the Diviseema Island in Krishna district. The Hindu has always stood for journalism that is in the public interest. As we fight disinformation and misinformation, and keep apace with the happenings, we need to commit greater resources to news gathering operations. According to a report, special medical teams have been formed by the district administration to treat victims of snakebites in remote villages. 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We have been keeping you up-to-date with information on the developments in India and the world that have a bearing on our health and wellbeing, our lives and livelihoods, during these difficult times. It is important to identify the shape and colour of the snake in order to ascertain whether it was venomous or not. “Availability of anti-snake venom in government hospitals has helped avert deaths,” said Deputy Speaker of the Andhra Pradesh Assembly Mandali Buddha Prasad, who represents Avanigadda constituency that includes Diviseema. Snake bite cases rise during the monsoon, with flood waters from the Krishna entering human habitations and inundating paddy fields. Hyderabad: A flying snake, known to be endemic to Sri Lanka, has been sighted in Andhra Pradesh's Seshachalam forests, forest officials and researchers said. As a subscriber, you are not only a beneficiary of our work but also its enabler. While not all snakes are poisonous, a bite by some of them can lead to severe health issues such as tissue damage or infections. The KWS accounts for 194.8 sq km of the island. The World Health Organisation in May of this year passed a resolution to tackle instances of snakebite deaths in India. The reptiles, now desperate, entered human habitations. At this difficult time, it becomes even more important that we have access to information that has a bearing on our health and well-being, our lives, and livelihoods. The KWS, with dense mangroves, has many snakes: Striped keelback, Common Kukri, Checkered keelback, Common Trinket, Rat snake, Common Indian Bronzeback and Common Green whip among others, according to a study by the Environment Protection Training and Research Institute (Hyderabad). 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It came to an end by early 2010 as the frogs dwindled,” said Allaparthi Appa Rao, an independent wetland expert working on conservation of mangroves in Krishna and KWS. © COPYRIGHT NDTV CONVERGENCE LIMITED 2020. snake-bite incidence in Andhra Pradesh; and prospective assessment of the snake venom antigens in forensic specimens collected from snake-bite victims through immunoanalytical approach. “The illegally traded species from the island include Bull frog, Indian Skipper frog, Yellow Indian frog and Southern Cricket frog/Indian Cricket frog”, Mr. Appa Rao explained. Diviseema gained national attention in 1977 when it was hit by a devastating cyclone, leaving over 10,000 people dead. It is one of the rarest eco-regions of the world because it harbors vast tracts of pristine mangrove forests. They sought the mercy of the snakes surviving on the tiny island of Diviseema in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh. Unable to check the rising number of snakebite cases, the Andhra Pradesh government had to accede to the local communities’ plea for the ritual. e-paper. As instances of snakebite increased, the local communities began chasing and killing them. As many as eight people were rushed to the local hospital in Diviseema region after being bitten by snakes on Thursday followed by another 17 the very next day. Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary and estuary located in Andhra Pradesh, India.

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