The British Herpetological Society


The national adder conservation meeting is being held on the 8th-9th of October 2016 in Somerset. Titled "The Vanishing Viper: priorities for adder conservation" this conference will address all aspects of adder conservation including:

·     ·Strategic challenges and solutions for adder conservation

·      Insights from survey and research

·     …

Read more: The Vanishing Vipers Conference

Seeing a Toad on the Road warning triangle whilst driving, may make you raise a smile, but its certainly no laughing matter for the adventurous amphibians. These highway signs have become a feature of our roads in recent years in an effort to prevent high-speed killings of our indigenous toads,…

Read more: Press Release - Gullypot Ladders

Not yet a member of the British Herpetological Society, and interested in amphibian conservation? Join the BHS during July and August 2015

and you will be entered into a draw to win 1 of 5 free frog adoption packs, sponsoring a frog at Manchester Museum.

To find out more about…

Read more: Win a £50 Frog Adoption Pack!

Many BHS members may be aware that some individuals and organisations are very active in lobbying against the principle of captive maintenance of reptile and amphibian species.  The Federation of British Herpetoculturists (FBH) have recently started a campaign to promote the positive aspects of such activity.

The campaign is called `Hands off our…

Read more: Hands off our Hobby Campaign - The FBH

As part of our commitment to supporting worldwide herpetology conservation, the British Herpetological Society recently donated $1500  as seed grants towards  two important  projects.  Details of the projects can be found by following the links below:

Monitoring of two endemic Urodela species in Edough Peninsula (Annaba, Algeria) - Urodela Project - Algeria


Amphibian Conservation Scoping Project (British Virgin Islands)   - ASA and ASG - seed grants news




Read more: BHS sponsors seed grants to support amphibian conservation

We were very saddened to hear of the recent passing of Monica Green. Monica was one of the founder members of the BHS and acted as Membership Secretary from the Society's  inception in 1947 until her retirement from active involvement in 2004 - a full 57 years. Monica's contribution during that period cannot be overstated. The Society was extremely fortunate to benefit from her dedication and commitment; she will be sadly missed.

Read more: Monica Green

The British Herpetological Society are very pleased to launch a new, much improved website. The new site includes an enhanced online payment  process for members joining for the first time or renewing, as well as a great new look and easier navigation for users.

Launch of the new website –…

Read more: New BHS website