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The British Herpetological Society

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What is the BHS?

history1Established in 1947, the British Herpetological Society is one of the most prestigious such societies of its kind in the world. The society's Herpetological Journal is ranked as one of the leading scientific publications devoted to herpetology.

Via publications, specialist committees and meetings, the society actively supports:

  • Conservation activities targeted at native British species
  • Field studies and conservation management work worldwide
  • Scientific research
  • Responsible captive breeding and maintenance of reptile and amphibian species
  • Exchange of knowledge and expertise between enthusiasts and herpetologists both in the UK and around the world.

The British Herpetological Society is a registered charity, No. 205666.

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Charity-Choice-Donate-now-buttonThe society is run and operated entirely on a voluntary basis – we do not employ staff. Council members and others give freely of their time and energy to support and manage the society, including editing and producing our quality publications.

You can therefore be confident that any donations made to the society will be contributing directly to our work and activities – you can see details of these on other pages in this site.

You can easily and quickly make an online donation to the BHS via Charity Choice.

If you are a UK taxpayer, the society can gain maximum benefit from your donation via the Gift-Aid scheme. Please do complete the required information on the donation pages to ensure this (but also see note below). 

As the BHS is recognised by the inland revenue as a professional body, you can offset your subscription against income tax if you are a UK tax payer and membership is helpful for your work. Please note however that if membership is helpful for your work, you cannot gift aid your subscription. 


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