Welcome to the
Herpetological Society of Singapore
Right: Blue-necked Keelback (Rhabdophis rhodomelas)
by Law Ingg Thong
What We Do
The Herpetological Society of Singapore is a volunteer-run group of herpetology enthusiasts. We are passionate about the conservation, appreciation, and study of reptiles and amphibians in Singapore and Southeast Asia.
We are big on education and outreach! Come join us on our regular public guided walks and see what herps we can find in our own backyard. Or perhaps come listen to one of the many talks we give all around the island!
We are also passionate about advancing regional herpetological knowledge. We regularly support herpetofauna surveys and conduct research. Doing work on reptiles and amphibians in Singapore and Southeast Asia? Let us know! We’d love to feature your work.
Earlier this year, HSS started a citizen science-based roadkill project, where we encouraged members of the public to submit sightings of roadkill involving herpetofauna. Over the last year, our database has grown to over 200 records, with 167 of them from 2021 alone! Project Runover differs from many other roadkill projects by focusing on moreContinue reading “Project Runover”
Featured Image: A king cobra in the midst of swallowing a reticulated python Photo by Law Ingg Thong Observing animal behaviour such as feeding, mating or fighting in the field is always a treat. But it is usually harder to witness a snake doing these things as they tend to be wary of humans andContinue reading “A Clash of Titans”
We’ve written on sea turtles a couple of times before this. If you haven’t already, check the posts out here and here. June 16th is World Sea Turtle Day! Join us in celebrating these fascinating and threatened creatures. Sea turtles have a tough life – to the point of briefly becoming internet memes in 2020.Continue reading “World Sea Turtle Day 2021”
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Left: Wagler’s Pit Viper (Tropidolaemus wagleri)
by Noel Thomas