The Joint Scientific Meeting run by ARC and the British Herpetological Society (BHS) was held at the Bournemouth Natural Science Society museum on Saturday 30th November 2019.

Our one day conference, now in its 15th year, annually invites science and research based presentations from around the world and ends with a raffle which raises funds for various great herpetofauna related causes. 

This year’s speakers covered a wide range of topics from studies across the globe. From using 3D-printed, GPS embedded, decoy turtle eggs to track poachers in South America, abundance and population structure of the Morelet's Crocodile in Mexico, to zoo visitor’s understanding about amphibian declines in different countries. Read the presentation abstracts for more details. 

Our thanks to the University of Kent, Institute of Zoology and Imperial College London, University of Salford, University of Liverpool, University of Liverpool, University of Otago and Natural History Museum who helped make the event a sellout.

We are delighted to report that we have raised over £600 via the silent auction held at the event, with funds still coming in! If you would like to know a bit more about the auction and where the money is going view a message from our trustee Professor Richard Griffiths.