Founded: 1947

Head Office: UK

Geographic Area of Work: UK-based, with global membership and influence


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The British Herpetological Society is a Full Partner of the ASA.

Mission: The Society’s publications, specialist committees, conferences and advocacy efforts actively support: amphibian and reptile conservation activities targeted at native British species; field studies and conservation management worldwide; scientific research; responsible captive breeding and maintenance of reptile and amphibian species; exchange of knowledge and expertise between enthusiasts and herpetologists in the UK and around the world; grants supporting purchase of land as herpetofauna reserves in the UK.

The British Herpetological Society is an active Alliance Partner working in the following areas:


Threatened species (nationally/globally)

Habitat conservation

Sites containing threatened species

Outreach campaigns for amphibians

Education programs on amphibians

Amphibian trade related issues

Climate change issues relating to amphibians

Infectious disease

Policy issues relating to amphibians


Captive breeding of amphibians

Reintroduction of amphibians or threatened species

Red listing

Taxonomy and systematics

Genome banking

Species conservation strategies

Amphibian surveys and monitoring

Capacity building