A few times a year, H.E.R.P. goes on herpetological expeditions. These expeditions take them to every corner of the world. The purpose of these expeditions is to search for and admire the native animal species of the destination. Although the emphasis is on locating herpetofauna, we also keep an eye out for other fauna & flora. During the expedition we often visit or aid local projects that protect or study the native fauna of an area.
Where and When?
The H.E.R.P. aims to organize multiple public expeditions to different destinations. A select group of interested individuals can accompany us to any of these exotic destinations to admire its exotic fauna or to contribute to different (often herpetologically flavoured) projects. This gives them the chance to assist in ongoing research or to aid in rescue operations.
To keep up-to-date with the next expedition, you can keep an eye on both our Facebook page and our website. You can also register to our Newsletter or stay in contact through our e-mail address.
Often during the expedition we cooperate with local research teams, rescue centers, laboratories or zoological institutions. The animals found are often measured, sampled, tagged or photographed for the purpose of current research subjects, the education of local communities or the general protection of the local fauna and flora. We also often take part in the activities of a rescue center, we get a look behind the scenes in different laboratories or we offer a hand on building up new projects.
Visiting nature and traveling itself is done with the smallest possible ecological footprint and with the least possible negative impact on the local macro- and microhabitats. We stay in ecolodges, in the centers we aid or in a newly set-up forest camps.
Our expeditions are not at all monotonous! In addition to searching for reptiles, we also visit research centers or huge collections, spot birds or climb various mountains! In addition, our guides are very experienced divers and will also be happy to let you get a taste of this unique underwater world wherever possible.
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