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.
Establishment of HKHerp
Registered as a non-profit organization in the Hong Kong Police Force - "Hong Kong Society of Herpetology"
Include herps adoption services
Establish the first herpetofauna adoption center in Hong Kong
AFCD and the Endangered Species Advisory Committee have permitted our Society for the rehoming of animals under CITES II
To cater more animals, our center relocated.
Mr. Yeung Ka Man, Anthony, Director of HKHerp, set up an online discussion forum about Herps named "Mytortoise.net"
Estblishment of forum
Established the HKHerp Foundation and applied as a government approved charitable organization
Registered as AFCD Animal Welfare Organization
Our CEO Mr. Michael Tuen is appointed as a member of the AWAG
Begin the conservation project on endemic species Beal's Eyed Turtles
Beal's Eyed Turtle Project
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of HKHerp
Began the first ECF Project – 讓大眾認識兩棲爬行動物– 由學校出發