Welcome to Southwestern Herpetologists Society

Enhance Education

One of our primary objectives is to enhance the education of members and the general public concerning the roles of amphibians and reptiles in the natural world.

Promote Conservation

To promote the conservation of reptiles and amphibians in particular, as well as all wildlife in general.

Provide Information

To provide information for the closer cooperation between amateur and professional herpetologists, that they may work together for the promotion of the science of herpetology.

SGV Chapter Meeting August 17

Posted on Aug. 11 2017 Please join us on August 17th for the SGV Chapter meeting where Jennifer Singleton will be doing a presentation on desert iguanas. She will be discussing her lab and field hormone work, the evolutionary basis for linking basal traits to behaviors... Read more

Reptile Show at Whittier Narrows Nature Center Saturday, August 19

Posted on Aug. 11 2017 Reptile Show at Whittier Narrows Nature Center Saturday, August 19 SWHS members! Join our booth for the reptile show. Set up is at 8 am. Contact John Saint John if you can participate [email protected] Read more

SWHS supports amendment to Ordinance 16-1357 to exclude educational organizations

Posted on Mar. 30 2017 SWHS supports the upcoming amendment to Ordinance 16-1357 to exclude educational organizations. This amendment is important since as an educational organization, the SWHS should be exempted from laws that affect people and entities that abuse and... Read more
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