More about HKHerp

Hong Kong Society of Herpetology Foundation is established in 2007.

It is the first and the only registered charitable organization (IR File No: 91/9058) in Hong Kong related to Amphibians and Reptiles. Herpetology is the study of amphibians and reptiles, this includes studies on their anatomy, genetics, ecology, taxonomy, evolution, physiology, etc. Being a charitable organization, we aim to carry out the following missions :

(1) To prevent cruelty to reptiles and amphibians through education;

(2) To increase the public’s knowledge of amphibians and reptiles through our website and various activities, such as exhibitions, seminars;

(3) To promote the conservation of local species of reptiles and amphibians and their natural habitats so that the public can appreciate the ecological value of the local species;

(4) To promote public awareness of the crisis of endangered species;

(5) To carry out research and study on local amphibians and reptiles whilst emphasizing the importance of preservation of these animals and the environment;

(6) To do all such other lawful things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objectives.

Society Milestone

Establishment of HKHerp

Registered as a non-profit organization in the Hong Kong Police Force - "Hong Kong Society of Herpetology"

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2005

2009

Include herps adoption services

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Adoption

Adoption Center

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Establish the first herpetofauna adoption center in Hong Kong

2012

2013

AFCD and the Endangered Species Advisory Committee have permitted our Society for the rehoming of animals under CITES II

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CITES II

2015

To cater more animals, our center relocated.

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Relocation

Began our second ECF Project - Herpetofauna Conservation Ambassador Training Programme

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Mr. Yeung Ka Man, Anthony, Director of HKHerp, set up an online discussion forum about Herps named "Mytortoise.net"

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2004

Estblishment of forum

2007

Established the HKHerp Foundation and applied as a government approved charitable organization

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Foundation

2011

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AFCD

Registered as AFCD Animal Welfare Organization

Our CEO Mr. Michael Tuen is appointed as a member of the AWAG

2013

Begin the conservation project on endemic species Beal's Eyed Turtles

Beal's Eyed Turtle Project

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2015

眼斑水龜保存計劃
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Celebrate the 10th anniversary of HKHerp

10th anniversary

2016

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Began the first ECF Project – 讓大眾認識兩棲爬行動物– 由學校出發

2017

2020

Relocation

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2018

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Began our third ECF project - Conserving Herpetofauna Diversity  through Raising Awareness of Invasive Species