A few times a year, the H.E.R.P. organizes herpetological expeditions. These expeditions take us to every corner of the world. The purpose of these expeditions is to track down and admire the most iconic animal species the destination has to offer. Although the emphasis lies on herpetofauna, we also keep an eye out for other interesting fauna & flora. During the trips we often visit or aid local projects that protect or study the animals we're looking for.
Where and When?
The H.E.R.P. aims to organize multiple expeditions to different destinations each year. These trips are open for anyone who's interested! No academic background or experience is needed to accompany us to these exotic destinations and admire its exotic fauna or to contribute to different (often herpetologically flavoured) projects on location. This allows everyone to get the chance to do fieldwork, assist in ongoing research, aid in animal rescue operations or enjoy some hard-core herping on the best locations!
To keep up-to-date with the next expeditions, 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.
Why go with us?
The H.E.R.P. is a real authority when it comes to herpetological trips. We have the largest selection of trips in the world and are active in many regions! We have experience in all the places listed below:
Belgium - Holland - Germany - Austria - France - Spain - England - Scotland - Slovenia - Croatia - Italy - Greece - Tenerife - Bali - Komodo - Rinca - Flores - Thailand - India - Egypt - Sinai - Morocco - Uganda - South Africa - Swaziland - USA - Nicaragua - Costa Rica - Venezuela - Brazil - Iran - Kenia - Madagascar - Norway - China - Sweden - Denmark - New Zealand
Next to this, 'Group Herping' is a big asset! You get to know people that share your passion from all over the world, you're able to make important and interesting contacts and you'll learn the tricks and techniques of other experienced naturalists and photographers. All this, while you still have your own "me time" in the wilderness and are able to enjoy the guidance of various top-notch guides. Also, going out with a group means you'll have a lot of eyes in the field!
In short, going on an adventure with us is an experience you will never forget!
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During our expeditions we often cooperate with local research teams, rescue centers, laboratories or zoological institutions. The animals we find are often measured, sampled, tagged or photographed for the purpose of ongoing research subjects, the education of local communities or the general protection of the local fauna and flora. We may also take part in the activities of a rescue center, get a look behind the scenes in different laboratories or offer a hand on setting up new projects.
Visiting nature and traveling is done with the smallest possible ecological footprint and with the least possible negative impact on the local macro- and microhabitats. We usually stay in ecolodges, in the centers we visit or even in remote forest camps!
No worries! Our expeditions are not at all monotonous! In addition to searching for reptiles, we also visit research centers, do some diving, target cool mammals or birds, go on long hikes or even go white water rafting to reach more remote locations!