The Saint Lucia fer de lance is an endangered pit viper that is widely feared because of its potentially deadly bite. Fauna & Flora is working to improve public understanding of the fer de lance, including how to avoid a snakebite and what to do if someone is bitten.
Our work with Saint Lucia fer de lance
Fauna & Flora provides technical support to implement a management plan to reduce the number of snake bites and snake-related deaths. We engage with a range of stakeholders in Saint Lucia, including the Ministry of Health, to provide protective footwear, streamline access to effective antivenom treatment and update school textbooks with information on snake bite first aid and instructions on what to do if you encounter a snake.