About Us

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.

 

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宗旨:

香港兩棲及爬行動物保育基金 / 香港兩棲及爬蟲協會 是香港首個及現存唯一關注兩棲及爬行動物的政府認可慈善機構,並根據《稅務條例》第 88 條,本機構除獲豁免繳稅外,並能接受慈善捐款作慈善用途。

本機構成立宗旨如下:

(1) 防止虐待動物,尤其對於兩棲及爬行動物。

(2) 透過不同媒介來加強市民對兩棲及爬行動物的認識。

(3) 提倡兩棲及爬行動物的保育和其生態的保護意識,令市民了解牠們的生態價值。

(4) 令市民意識到瀕危物種所面對的危機。

(5) 研究並提倡加以保護本地的兩棲及爬行動物,讓公眾認識和了解香港的兩棲及爬行類動物在其原生環境和生物鏈中的重要性。

(6) 所有附帶及促成以上目的並且是合法的工作。

 

具體工作:

以上是我們的宗旨,而具體工作為

(1) 為被遺棄的兩棲及爬行動物寵物找合適的新主人

- 通過接收、暫養、領養這三個程序就能令很多被遺棄的兩棲及爬行動物寵物找到新的家。

- 通過不同途徑、形式來加強和加深飼養寵物前必須三思才後行,以達致「停一停,諗一諗/想一想」,做一個負責任的主人。

(2) 兩棲及爬行動物飼養方面

- 宣揚正確飼養兩棲及爬行動物的觀念和態度,藉由飼養過程中來提升個人的責任感、認識生命可貴並對兩棲及爬行動物加深了解、明白物種多樣性 在大自然環境中的 重要性。 本會希望大部份人能從飼養中學習愛護動物、愛護大自然,再由愛護動物及大自然的人來推廣保育觀念,並再而教育他人。

- 提倡飼養人工繁殖的兩棲及爬行動物作寵物用途來保護野生群族,野生動物通常作為食用、藥用、毛皮用和觀賞等用途,由於野生動物種類和數量急劇減少,只飼養 人工繁殖的兩棲及爬行動物也能滿足人類的需要而不對野生群族有所影響,同時更能減低疾病傳播的機會。

- 與各傳播媒界作不同形式來介紹兩棲及爬行動物。

- 與工聯會合作,提供香港首個寵物龜隻飼養課程。

- 檢討香港有關法例、手續是否合理,並提出可行性建議。

(3) 兩棲及爬行動物教育及保育方面

- 反對吃野生兩棲及爬行動物,野生動物種類和數量急劇減少,必須讓公眾認識人類和野生動物的關係,若需要持續消耗兩棲及爬行動物,必須以作用食用目的的人工 繁殖個體來代替野生個體,才不致於影響大自然、不會減少瀕危野生動物的數量而導致絕種。

- 提供講座,內容提及兩棲及爬行動物的認識、愛護大自然環境、物種多樣性等保育觀念,以便聽眾更清楚了解野生動物與人類的關係。

(4) 與香港有關政府部門、愛護動物團體、及國內外的保育組織、大學等合作和交流 

 

 

HKHERP's History:

Date
Items
Nov 2004
Mr. Yeung Ka Man, Anthony, Director of HKHerp, set up an online discussion forum about Herps named "Mytortoise.net"
Sep 2005
Registered as a non-profit organization in the Hong Kong Police Force - "Hong Kong Society of Herpetology"
Dec 2007
Applied for government approved charitable organization - "Hong Kong Society of Herpetology Foundation"
Jan 2011
HKHerp became the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) Animal Welfare Organization
May 2011
Mr. Michael Tuen, CEO of HKHerp, has been appointed as a committee member of AFCD's Animal Welfare Advisory Group (AWAG)
Jan 2012
First adoption centre in Hong Kong was set up for pet amphibians and reptiles
Apr 2013
Started Assurance Colony for Sacalia Bealei ( Beal’s-eyed Turtle )
Mar 2014
HKHerp 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 2014
Celebrated HKHerp's 10th Anniversary
Jan 2015
In order to help more animals, adoption centre was relocated