The aims of the SOCIETAS HELLENICA HERPETOLOGICA are the
study and protection of the Greek reptile and amphibian species, as well as their
increase of public awareness on matters regarding reptiles and amphibians from Greece and
abroad. Emphasis will be given to the conservation of reptiles and amphibians, their
importance for natural ecosystems, their maintenance in captivity and the rebuttal of the
widespread misconceptions about reptiles and amphibians in Greece.
provision of scientific advice to those who are interested in reptiles and amphibians
(such as Ministries, local and international authorities and organisations etc),
especially regarding legal and illegal trading of these animals.
organisation of congresses and other international meetings in order to communicate and
exchange ideas among scientists who are specialising in reptiles and amphibians.
The SOCIETAS HELLENICA HERPETOLOGICA is a not-profit
organisation that is situated at the Natural History
Museum of Crete. Membership of
the Society is offered to anyone who is interested in reptiles and amphibians and concurs
with the aims of the Society.
There are two member categories:
Á. Regular members who have presented scientific
work in relevant herpetological publications. The regular members have the right to vote
and be elected for members of the
Â. Supporting members receive the
informative material of the Society, take place in the Society's events but they do not
have the right to vote and to become administrative members.
The subscription rates are 15
for members and 30
The first action of the Society concerns the publishing of
a Newsletter with news, communications and records of recent and documented observations
of reptile and amphibian species in Greece. A second activity is concerning the creation
of a website with useful information.
next target of the Society is the editing of an Atlas about reptiles and amphibians in
Greece. For this reason a bibliographic data bank has been established in the premises
Natural History Museum of Crete.
If you want to become a member of Societas Hellenica Herpetologica
you can download the application form as a DOC file.
You can use the e-mail or
send a mail to the following address