The Societas Europaea Herpetologica

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. Members receive the quarterly journal „Amphibia-Reptilia“ (indexed in Current Contents), which publishes papers in English and includes the SEH News. International conferences 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 bylaws and the Council, whose members are elected at the Ordinary General (Business) Meetings. SEH has two Committees. 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 has published the first atlas of amphibians and reptiles in Europe in 1997 and in 2012 a New Atlas of Amphibians and Reptiles in Europe (NA2RE). SEH is using 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 about the society, including a list of publications, contents of Amphibia-Reptilia, membership application forms and forthcoming conferences, are available on the SEH Website at: