Research Projects

We are currently working on the following subjects:

- Ecomorphology of Anguimorph lizards

- Ecology and ecomorphology of aquatic snakes

- North African Snake venoms

! We could use your help !
We are always looking for specimens or samples that could contribute to our research! Do you have any deceased and frozen lizard or snake species that you can donate?

Are you keeping any North African venomous snake species?

Let us know!

H.E.R.P. Conservation Projects

The H.E.R.P. contributes to the conservation of some enigmatic species and their environment. This not only done through donations or assistance to external projects, but also through our very own Conservation Projects. The first H.E.R.P. Conservation Project started in August 2019 and revolves around the Central American Bushmaster (Lachesis stenophrys) and its habitat. The H.E.R.P. strives to start up and support even more Conservation Projects in the future.

With the Bushmaster Conservation Project, the H.E.R.P. has teamed up with local Costa Rican biologists to study the spatial ecology of the Central American Bushmaster (Lachesis stenophrys). The main goal is to achieve a better understanding of the species and protecting it as well as its habitat.

The Bushmaster is a rare snake species that resides in the primary rain forests of Costa Rica, a fairly fragile ecosystem that is increasingly subjected to disturbance and habitat destruction.

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