The SOCIETAS HELLENICA HERPETOLOGICA is a not-profit non governmental organisation. It was founded in 2001.
The aims of the SOCIETAS HELLENICA HERPETOLOGICA are the following:
1. The study and protection of the Greek reptile and amphibian species, as well as their habitats.
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.