CTC Turns 9- Trek Polama - Feb 25-26 Speaker Profile: Showkath Jamal

Monday, January 30, 2017
"Snakes in the South Indian Ecosystem"
by Showkath Jamal

Showkath Jamal is a seasoned entrepreneur and a free-spirited adventure lover with a wide range of interests, ranging from law to herpetology! His many years of association with the people of Kovalam, stretching from pre-tsunami to post-tsunami times, paved the way for setting up Bay of Life Surf School in the village of Kovalam. A certified WFR(Wilderness First Responder) from NOLS, USA, has worked under herpetologist Gowri Shankar at Agumbe and many other environmental organizations.

Which are the common snakes in South India? Appearance, habitat, behavior of the various species in our neighborhood How to identify the difference between venomous and non-venomous snakes? Want to learn more about cobras, vipers and other snake families?
These and many other questions related to snakes will be answered in this talk.


Chennai Trekking Club Turns 9 this February and If there is one event that brings all the nature-lovers under one roof, it is “Trek Polama”, the annual trekking symposium organized by the Chennai Trekking Club. Trek Polama is a two-day event that comprises talks, workshops, live demos by renowned speakers, in addition to a range of indoor and outdoor activities which happens on Feb 25-26.. Don't miss out the talk that will change your way of living !! What are you waiting for ?



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