The British Herpetological Society

The project has a goal of significantly improving breeding success for this iconic and endangered species at the Gharial Breeding Centre in the Chitwan National Park in India.

Details of the project can be found here:  BHS - ZSL Gharial Project Proposal

The project has been  financed via the BHS by funds raised independently by Dr Simon Townson on behalf of the BHS Captive Breeding Committee


For 2013, the Captive Breeding Committee are focussing on a three partner collaborative project studying the conservation and sustainable utilization of  the Golden Mantella (Mantella aurantiaca) of Madagascar. This frog is a threatened species and is found only in the district of Moramanga in Eastern Madagascar; within its restricted range, the…

Read more: Golden Mantella Frog

This CBC project grant was awarded to the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme (BIRP) in 2007, based on Grand Cayman, in order to help with the captive breeding and conservation of the critically endangered Blue Iguana (Cyclura lewisi). The main purpose of the BHS-funded project was to help design and investigate…

Read more: Blue-Iguana Project