Hong Kong Society of Herpetology Foundation was established in 2005 and had charitable status 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.
Nov 2004Mr. Anthony Yeung, Founder of HKHERP, set up an online discussion forum about Herps named “Mytortoise.net”
Sep 2005Registered as a non-profit organization in the Hong Kong Police Force – “Hong Kong Society of Herpetology”
Dec 2007Applied for government approved charitable organization – “Hong Kong Society of Herpetology Foundation”
Apr 2009Started Rehoming service for Pet Amphibians and Reptiles
Jan 2011HKHERP became the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) Animal Welfare Organization
May 2011Mr. Michael Tuen, CEO of HKHERP, has been appointed as a committee member of AFCD’s Animal Welfare Advisory Group (AWAG)
Apr 2013Started Assurance Colony for Sacalia Bealei ( Beal’s-eyed Turtle )
Mar 2014HKHerp can rehome endangered species under “Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendix II” accredited by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) & Endangered Species Advisory Committee
Apr 2014Celebrated HKHerp’s 10th Anniversary
Jan 2015In order to help more animals, adoption centre was relocated
Oct 2016Ran 1st ECF project - Raising public awareness on conservation of herpetofauna – start from schools