The ever popular annual BHS photographic competition is being held at the AGM on April 21st, at Drayton Manor Park Hotel.
See full details of the AGM here 2018 AGM
And details of the photo competition here 2018 Photo Comp
The 2017 annual joint meeting was held once again in the Bournemouth Natural History Society facilities - and as normal was very well attended with a great range of speakers.
A good summary of the meeting can be found here: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/amphibian-and-reptile-biology-and-conservation-the-2017-joint-scientific-meeting/
Herpetological Journal Vol 28 No 1 (January 2018) and Herpetological Bulletin Issue 142 (Winter 2017) are now available on the website for viewing or download by members with a valid subscription.
Surplus funds of 400 GPB resulting from the joint AHH / BHS Conference held at Drayton Manor Park in May 2017 has been paid as a donation to the important work and activities of the Asian Turtle Program.
Drayton Manor Park Zoo have links with and are working in association…
Herpetological Journal Vol 27 No. 4 (October 2017) and Herpetological Bulletin number 141 (Autumn 2017) are available as online publications to BHS members with a relevant membership.
Please navigate to the appropriate publication page and log in to see the new editions.
In May, Richard and Kim of the BHS Education Committee attended the National Pet Show in the Excel Centre in London - in association with the Federation of British Herpetologists and a number of other clubs and societies. You can read a full report of the event and their activities here: National Pet Show Report
Herpetological Journal Vol 27 , Number 3 , July 2017 and the Herpetological Bulletin Issue 140 (Summer 2017) are available on the website for online viewing or download by members with the relevant membership access.
The BHS is delighted to be sponsoring the 2017 ACRS for £300. This major annual event, to be held at the University of Kent on the weekend of June 24th and 25th, brings together many people either working in or with interests in amphibian conservation.
We're delighted to report that the first joint BHS / AHH meeting held at Drayton Manor Park Zoo on the weekend of May 13th and 14th was by any measure a great success.
AHH (Advancing Herpetological Husbandry) is a Facebook based group, devoted to promoting best practise and the latest…
To ensure our digital presence is maintained as effectively as possible, we're delighted to launch the new website - with a bold, clear new design and revised layout intended to make it even easier for visitors to navigate around.
The site also includes some new features which will help us…
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
A new edition of the NatterJack (Issue 212 June 2016) is now available on the website for BHS members to view or download
Herpetological Bulletin issue 136 (Summer 2016) is now available on the website for BHS members to view or download.
The 2016 BHS field trip to Surrey has been finalised - download details and the booking form here:
It will take place on Sunday 1st of May, starting at 9am at the Witley Centre, Surrey.
Places are limited and BHS field trips are very popular, so please book early!
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,…
Herpetological Bulletin issue 134 (Winter 2015) is now available on the website for BHS members to view or download.
Bulletin 133 (Autumn 2015) is now available on the website (see `Publications' section) for view or download by BHS members with a valid subscription.
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…
Historically, the Herpetological Journal has only been accessible online to BHS members via the Ingenta platform. This has now changed - the HJ can now also be accessed online directly within the BHS website. This will particularly benefit individual (as opposed to institutional) members as they will no longer need an Ingenta log-on to…
The Herpetological Bulletin issue 132 (Summer 2015) is now available to BHS members to view or download.
Print copies will be posted out to print subscribers in the near future.
The 8th World Congress of Herpetology (WCH8) is to be held between the 15-21 August 2016 in Hangzhou, China.
Find out more by visiting www.wch2016hangzhou.com.
The Herpetological Bulletin issue 131 is now available to BHS members to view or download.
Print copies will be posted out to print subscribers in the near future.
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…
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
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.
Herpetological Bulletins 129 and 130 are now available on the website for BHS members to view or download.
Herpetological Bulletins numbers 127 and 128 are now available to BHS members to view or download
As at end June 2014, the Herpetological Journal impact factor was ranked at 1.338 - an all time high for the BHS flagship publication. Consequently, the HJ is again ranked first among all global herpetological journals!
Bulletin number 126 and Natterjack number 207 are now available to view to BHS members
Once again the annual BHS Photographic Competition will be held and judged at the AGM on March 29th (see Meetings section for full meeting details).
For further information about the competition and a gallery of previous years winners, see the BHS Photographic Competition page.
Details of this year's competition (kindly sponsored by…
Bulletin number 124 and Natterjack number 206 are now uploaded and available to BHS members
Earlier this year, the BHS Council agreed to donate £25,000 from the Land Fund to the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust (ARC) to support a consortium purchase of a number of parcels of land being sold by the Canford Estate in Dorset. The consortium consists of the Dorset Wildlife Trust, the Lesley Haskins…
As at end June 2013, the Society's Herpetological Journal had a rated impact factor of 1.08. The HJ is consequently ranked first among all global Herptelogical journals.
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 –…
The British Herpetological Society is featured in the September 2010 issue of Practical Reptile Keeping. You can read the full article here:
Scientists from Natural England, the Zoological Society of London and Oxford University are investigating the current genetic diversity of adders in southern England following fears that the snakes are declining rapidly in the wild. If adder populations have become too small and isolated, the snakes may be suffering from inbreeding…