Expedition Team

John Benjamin Owens

Founder & Director of Captive & Field Herpetology. Master of Zoology (MZool) Bangor University, Wales, UK. Main research interests include venomous snakes & Indian snakebite, genetics, thermoregulatory behaviors and human/herpetofauna interactions.

When back in the UK also managed North West Reptile Encounters, a small business which uses live animals in educational talks and events in an effort to promote conservation and interest in nature.


Vishal Santra

Founder, Executive member, Research & Conservation Head of Simultala Conservationists (Foundation for Wildlife). Indian snakebite and venomous snake expert.

Our expedition team is fully first aid trained and always on hand to give you any information or help you may need during our expeditions. With C&F Herpetology you will always be in safe hands!

You can contact any of the expedition team via our contact page.