Scottish Dragons: Pete Minting presenting some of the fantastic work being done in Scotland on Great Crested Newts. (Photo Steven Allian)
Zoology

Herpetofauna Workers Meeting 2018

February 15, 2018 0

Every year, just like their amphibian counterparts, the herpetologists of the UK prepare themselves for their annual migration in early-mid February. Around 200 students, academics, practitioners and other such people attend the Herpetofauna Workers Meeting. […]

Rediscovering the Cave Squeaker, a long-lost frog
Zoology

Rediscovering the Cave Squeaker, a long-lost frog

January 17, 2018 0

Robert Hopkins, a researcher at the Zimbabwe Museum of Natural History, had been wanting to find the mysterious Cave Squeaker (or Chimanimani Squeaker) in the Chimanimani highlands of eastern Zimbabwe, for a very long time. […]

Zoology

My experience with the Cobras of Durban

January 8, 2018 0

There are around three and a half million people living in the Greater Durban Area, South Africa. Nestled amongst many of the suburbs surrounding the city, are a number of nature reserve, conservancies and green […]

Zoology

Venom Day 2017

November 28, 2017 0

It was that time again, for a large number of herpetologists to clog up the roads and public transport to head to north-west Wales for a single day conference. On the 18th November around 150 […]

Above, the delegate's photo taken at the conference, courtesy of Mr Shivan Parusnath and his drone.
Research

A Hot Box of Knowledge

February 9, 2017 0

A brief summary of the 13th Herpetological Association of Africa Conference. I became a member of the Herpetological Association of Africa (HAA) almost a year ago now, and I can safely say it is one […]

Zoology

Venom Day, 2016

January 5, 2017 0

Recently on Friday 9th December I made my annual migration from Cambridge to Bangor in north-west Wales. For those of you who aren’t familiar with why I travel here each year – it’s Venom Day. […]

Zoology

Investigating a non-native species in Cambridge

December 1, 2016 0

It may surprise most people (especially the residents of Cambridge), that an isolated population of a non-native toad exists within the heart of the city. I’m not entirely sure how the toads became established as […]

Conservation

CITES and the reptile trade

October 19, 2016 2

As I’m sure a number of you are aware, exotic species of reptiles are popular pets in both Europe and the United States. Two of the most common exotic pet reptiles in Europe are the […]

Research

The 8th World Congress of Herpetology

September 13, 2016 0

Introduction to the Congress Last month, I was fortunate enough to attend the 8th World Congress of Herpetology, perhaps the largest herpetological meeting in the world. The event occurs every four years (or so), and […]

Zoology

The Pickled Pineapple Snake

October 20, 2015 0

© Dan Eatherley 2015 My first bushmaster was a dead bushmaster. The reptilian cadaver I held in my hands was in a neat stiff spiral the size of an extra large pizza. The snake’s mouth […]

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