Welcome!

Welcome to the home page of the Canadian Herpetological Society (CHS).

The mandate of CHS is to foster research and conservation of Canada's reptiles and amphibians, collectively known as herpetofauna. This website provides information about Canada's herpetofauna, as well as resources to assist researchers and conservation professionals within Canada.

The Canadian Herpetological Society (CHS) is committed to ensuring herpetology in Canada is welcoming to everyone. We are aware that our field does not have an inclusive history, but we are working to change this. We acknowledge that barriers, including systemic discrimination in academia and elsewhere, have prevented equitable access to education, research, and job opportunities in herpetology. As such, we are committed to ensuring that the CHS is a safe, equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment for all herpers.

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  • Canadian Species


    Learn about Canada's amphibians and reptiles, including identification, where they live and their conservation status.

  • CHS Blog


    The Drift Fence: Intercepting ideas, discoveries and (mis)adventures in Canadian Herpetology.

  • Publications


    The Canadian Herpetologist is an annual publication produced by CHS.