Monday, December 27, 2010

Bangladesh Government Plans to Export Snake Venom

bdnews24.com is reporting the following story, it is unedited.  
Mon, Dec 27th, 2010 9:49 pm BdST
by Mohsinul Karim
Dhaka, Dec 26 (bdnews24.com)—Bangladesh is taking initiatives to export snake venom, a high-priced product in the international market.

The fisheries and livestock ministry has called a meeting of experts on Jan 2 to launch a project to this end.

Fisheries minister Abdul Latif Biswas told bdnews24.com on Sunday that Bangladesh, like the neighbouring countries, will be farming snakes under the project to collect large quantities of venom for sale abroad.

He added that the project would also create employment opportunities for snake-charmers and other related poor people.

Ministry officials said that India, Thailand and China earn large amount of foreign currency through venom exports and that they had several government and private-run venom production facilities.

Momtaz Begum MP raised the issue in parliament recently and her proposal was supported by prime minister Sheikh Hasina and the minister.

The Export Promotion Bureau took steps in this regard in 2007.

Ministry officials added that the Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute (BLRI) had already submitted a report of their preliminary survey and review.

BLRI director general Shahidul Huq told bdnews24.com: "The report proposed nurturing a variety of snakes, although initially venom would be collected from a single variety. We also proposed that nurturing vipers would be profitable."

He went on to say that 500 snakes will have to be nurtured for a year to collect 100 grams of dry venom and pointed out that the ratio varies upon the species.

Minister Biswas said his ministry was already discussing ways to implement the project.

"Snake venom is used to manufacture various drugs and is sold in the international market at $200-$2000 per gram. Snake venom export could contribute greatly in the development of the economy," he added.

According to him, the neighbouring countries export around five tonnes of venom every year.

Biswas said there are several types of venomous snakes in the country.

"Snake-charmers have no idea about the extent of the financial value of venom. They capture snake to entertain people and earn money."

The ministry's deputy secretary Rafiqul Islam said the project's implementation was still in a preliminary stage and that zoology and toxicology experts of universities and medical colleges are working on it.

"We are discussing the advantages and disadvantages of its implementation with them."

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6 comments:

  1. I am snake specialist in Bangladesh. I can rearing snake and extraction snake venom.I have a snake farm named ;panasia snake farm ; but due to some problem I could not established my farm. I am fully expert in this lines and I have written a book on snake it was published January 2003 its name; saper ajana kotha ; and its available in market. those are interested to establish a farm in Bangladesh please contact with me., I have 25 years experience in this linnes.H.M.Hossain. email-panasiabd@gmail.com. mobile-008801711524343

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    1. Hi there
      I am interested in funding a profitable snake venom production facility in Bangladesh and need to know how much money would be required and the profit percentage and markets for same.

      Regards

      Julian Craig

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  2. Banladesh is a idle country for farming cobra and other snake. I need investor. I am snake specialist in Bangladesh those are interested to establish a farm in bangladesh please contact with me., I have 25 years experience in this linnes.H.M.Hossain. email-panasiabd@gmail.com. mobile-008801711524343 my website: http://panasia.bravehost.com

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  3. The conference on venomous snakes and treatment of snake bite victims.
    In 1998 a conference held on Cho ray hospital, ho chi minh city , at Viet Nam . I was invited to the conference as a snake specialist on behalf of Bangladesh. Mr.David A warrell , centre for Tropical Medicine University of Oxford of UK. Professor Sherman A Minton, Indiana University school of medicine of USA. Dr.Cassian Bon director of Unite des Venin of France . Dr. Michihisa Tariba director of Japan snake Institute Japan and more 25 snake specialist of different countries were participated in that conference.
    I said 2 families of venomous snakes : Elapidae and Viperidae the components of venoms in some species affecting the cardiovascular system are called “cardiotoxins “ and the heart is the main target organ. The venom has direct action on the heart. Snake venoms have enzyme and toxin component. they are different quantity and quality belong to species , geographical areas, situation of bite in which Cardiotoxins are dangerous for the human life.
    All of you know that many people fall victim of snake bite In the world and most of them die for want of proper treatment as well as ignorance of snake, still there are many superstition about snake in many countries of the world. In this case comparatively illiterate rural people are mostly victim of snake bite than those are urban people.
    there are a lot of venomous Snake in Bangladesh most people live in the village and they live with snakes and consequently they fall victim of snake bite and die of envenometion for want of knowledge about proper treatment .in many cases of snake bite unscientific treatment is done by so called nonqualified doctors in different ways. Effectiveness of herbal treatment on the venomous snakebites is erroneously believed, because most Of non- venomous snakebites are successfully treated by such treatment .in such cases ultimate result is death for want of consciousness of poisonous snake and symptoms of bite and instantaneous primary measure to be taken . Traditional unscientific treatment is done mainly due to superstition. In case of venomous snake bite treatment is essential through the application of antivenin drugs, but antivenin drug is not easily available in many countries of the world.
    Let us all invest our might and main to utilize the venomous snakes for the welfare of mankind with our joint efforts and develop the technology in this line.

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  4. The conference on venomous snakes and treatment of snake bite victims.
    In 1998 a conference held on Cho ray hospital, ho chi minh city , at Viet Nam . I was invited to the conference as a snake specialist on behalf of Bangladesh. Mr.David A warrell , centre for Tropical Medicine University of Oxford of UK. Professor Sherman A Minton, Indiana University school of medicine of USA. Dr.Cassian Bon director of Unite des Venin of France . Dr. Michihisa Tariba director of Japan snake Institute Japan and more 25 snake specialist of different countries were participated in that conference.
    I said 2 families of venomous snakes : Elapidae and Viperidae the components of venoms in some species affecting the cardiovascular system are called “cardiotoxins “ and the heart is the main target organ. The venom has direct action on the heart. Snake venoms have enzyme and toxin component. they are different quantity and quality belong to species , geographical areas, situation of bite in which Cardiotoxins are dangerous for the human life.
    All of you know that many people fall victim of snake bite In the world and most of them die for want of proper treatment as well as ignorance of snake, still there are many superstition about snake in many countries of the world. In this case comparatively illiterate rural people are mostly victim of snake bite than those are urban people.
    there are a lot of venomous Snake in Bangladesh most people live in the village and they live with snakes and consequently they fall victim of snake bite and die of envenometion for want of knowledge about proper treatment .in many cases of snake bite unscientific treatment is done by so called nonqualified doctors in different ways. Effectiveness of herbal treatment on the venomous snakebites is erroneously believed, because most Of non- venomous snakebites are successfully treated by such treatment .in such cases ultimate result is death for want of consciousness of poisonous snake and symptoms of bite and instantaneous primary measure to be taken . Traditional unscientific treatment is done mainly due to superstition. In case of venomous snake bite treatment is essential through the application of antivenin drugs, but antivenin drug is not easily available in many countries of the world.
    Let us all invest our might and main to utilize the venomous snakes for the welfare of mankind with our joint efforts and develop the technology in this line. H.M.Hossain,mobile 01711524343 email-panasiabd@gmail.com website-http://panasia.bravehost.com

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  5. SERPENTES is the scientific name of snake . this group is divided into 10 families ,almost from 4000 species 300 are venomous ,venomous snakes are divided in 3 different families ELAPIDAE , HYYDROPHIDE ,VIPERIDAE . In our country ELAPIDAE S are SPECTACLE COBRA, BENGAL COBRA, KING KOBRA, BENDED KRAIT, COMMON KRAIT etc their venomous effect is neurotoxic which means it deactivate the nervous system & also deactivate Phrenic nerve & stop respiratory system which cause death . In our country among the VIPERIDAE snakes we have GREEN PIT VIPER, SAW SCALED VIPER,RUSSELLS VIPER, etc their venom is Hemotoxic which stops blood circulation and destroy the blood cells and also harm walls of artery and veins .All of the HYDROPHIDE snakes are sea snake Like HOOK NOSED, COMMON AMPHIBIOUS, BLACK HEADED AND BANDED SEA SNAKE. Sea snake bites are rare and their venom is Hemotoxic & neurotoxic .In this World there are 10 to 30 Millions species and human being is one of them. Right of surviving in this World is not only for human. And human have to ensure the surviving rights of other species as well as the snake because human being is best creation in this World. Now a days snake venom is highly demandable in the World and its business is also profitable. Now a days commercial use of snake venom is going on in most of the country. Mainly snake venom have huge demands in pharmaceuticals sector for different treatment and research work. As a snake specialist I can say no other business is more profitable in the world with a low investment. So those who are interested to do snake farm business you are welcome. My 25 years practical experience will grow and bring out a profitable company. So Investor come forwards and invest in this sector and be a gainer and also help grow and contribute the national economic sector of our country and take our country in the next level. I need investor please contact with me if you are really interested to make a snake farm . My website :http://panasia.bravehost.com ,email:panasiabd@gmail.com Mobile No. 01711524343

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