Jonathan Leeming is on a mission to reduce the burden of spider bites and scorpion stings across Southern Africa.
Jonathan Leeming's new book is now available!
Essential Scorpion Sting First Response
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Jonathan Leeming is the leading authority on spider bites and scorpion stings in Southern Africa.  He has been assisting medical professionals, organisations, consulting for poison information helplines, and been a panel member and presenter at medical conferences for the past 15 years. His work has shaped how spider bites and scorpion stings are treated in Southern Africa, and has defined and inspired a generation.

Jonathan is a best selling author, award winning conservationist and international speaker. 

I'm on a mission to create 100,000 interventions that help humanity understanding spider bites and scorpion stings just a little bit better!  That's 100,000 tiny steps to understanding the world, 100,000 tiny steps to understanding our relationship with ourselves.
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Essential Scorpion Sting First Response book by Jonathan Leeming

This book offers a new and innovative first response framework that is based upon the latest science, is easy to understand and put into practice. It will reduce the burden of scorpion stings across Southern Africa by answering two very important questions: 1) How can you reduce the chance of being stung by a scorpion. 2) If a sting does occur, how can you ensure the best possible outcome for stings in humans and animals?

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Essential Scorpion Sting First Response Facebook Group

Join the conversation where we discuss how to reduce the chance of being stung by a scorpion, and if there is a sting, how can you ensure the best possible outcome for scorpion stings in humans and animals. 

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Sammy Saves Easter - a children story by Jonathan Leeming

In the African savannah, a magical land,
Lived Sammy, a scorpion, so handsome and grand.
With pincers wide and a heart so true,
He dreamt of Easter joy, that much was due.

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FREE Essential Scorpion Sting First Response Short Course

Adapted from my Essential Scorpion Sting First Response Book, this short course offers an overview of the key points of scorpion sting first response. Aligned to scorpions of Southern Africa, this short course consists of 10 short modules following by an online assessment. If you pass the assessment you will receive a certificate. This short course is ideal for learner, students, field guides, conservation workers, lodge staff and medical professionals. See feedback.

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Nature Explorer Workbooks

Learning should be an exploration

The Nature Explorer series of children's workbooks that focus upon learning through exploration and practical activities. The Nature Explorer workbooks contain fascinating and easy to understand information, no long words and are compatible with all faiths and beliefs. They include multiple choice questions, practical activities, presentation assignments, crossword and word search.

Arrange Your Own Event

If you have your own group or want to arrange an event for your organisation, then send Jonathan an email on and include your ideas, date and venue. 

Essential First Response

This Essential First Response provides a structured framework that will greatly reduce the risk of being bitten or stung, and provide the best possible outcome, should a bite or sting occur in both humans and animals (pets).
Essential First Response

Industry Leading Training

After over 25 years of professional speaking, I’ve developed mind altering, educational and entertaining presentations guaranteed inspire any audience! My presentations inspire and change perceptions of some of the most venomous creatures on earth! The close the disconnection between society and the wonders of the natural world.
Industry Leading Training

Activities That Inspire

Join me on one of my activities and change the way you see and experience the world! I get involved in many different events. Conferences, panel discussions, filming, guided walks and formal presentations, they all have the same things in common. To engage and inspire , promote understanding and appreciation of all aspects of the natural world!
Activities That Inspire

Jonathan Leeming

Jonathan Leeming is a best selling author, international speaker and award winning conservationist. He has written 14 books including Scorpions of southern Africa, One World, Scorpions of Sabi Sands, Spider & Scorpion Risk Assessment, Venomous Animal General Awareness, Risk Assessment & First Aid, Antivenom Management, General Awareness, First Aid Guide To Spider Bites & Scorpion Stings, Spider Nature Explorer, Scorpion Nature Explorer.  

He consults for the Poison Information Helpline, various organisations and speaks at medical conferences on the subject of envenomation. Jonathan brings a fresh and unique insight into the subject of venomous animals and their bites and stings. 

Jonathan is a proud recipient of a 2020 Eco-Logic Environmental award for his One World Book and associated presentations, workshops, activities and free resources.
I'm on a mission to reduce the burden of spider bites and scorpion stings across Southern Africa!
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