About SEH

The Societas Europaea Herpetologica (SEH) was founded in 1979 and is a herpetological society with nearly 350 members from most of the European countries and elsewhere.

It publishes the quarterly journal "Amphibia-Reptilia" (indexed in Scopus and Web of Science), which includes scientific articles in English and the SEH News; as well as "Herpetology Notes", an online-only and open access journal for short papers on a broad spectrum of topics, including especially the natural history and distribution of amphibians and reptiles.

International congresses are organized at different venues in Europe usually every other year. Members can participate at a reduced fee. SEH is an international non-governmental member of IUCN - the World Conservation Union. The organisation is controlled by its statutes and by-laws and the Council, whose members are elected at the Ordinary General (Business) Meetings.

SEH has three Committees, that develop specific activities related to the Societas. The Conservation Committee is concerned with conservation of the herpetofauna in all parts of Europe and adjacent regions, and its members make up the European Reptile and Amphibian Specialist Group of the IUCN Species Survival Commission. Results of the Conservation Committee’s work are published in Amphibia-Reptilia and elsewhere. The Mapping Committee is devoted to plotting species distributions. It published the first atlas of amphibians and reptiles in Europe in 1997, and the New Atlas of Amphibians and Reptiles in Europe (NA2RE) in 2014. The Taxonomic Committee is devoted to regularly providing an updated species list for European amphibians and reptiles.

SEH uses its webpage to develop a Pan-European Herpetological Network that will announce meetings and bring information to the attention of herpetologists and national herpetological societies throughout Europe and elsewhere.

Further details on Membership applications can be found at this page.

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