The Herpetofauna Foundation organises scientific symposia as well as symposia on animal husbandry. This way the scientific community is able to share information and work together in research and conservation. The reptiles and amphibians in captivity will also benefit from the sharing of knowledge.

On this page you can read more about our next and past symposia.

Next herpsymposia

Mini-herpsymposium: Venom

December 11th, 2022

Do you want to learn something about venom? The first mini-symposium will take place on the 11th of december 2022, and we will start with 'Venom'. An informative day focusing on venom and its uses for venomous animals such as snakes, spiders and scorpions.


Herpsymposia in the past

Herpsymposium Venomous snakes as flagshop species

October 2019

In October 2019, the second international symposium was held by the Herpetofauna Foundation and
EduPet. Venomous snakes as ambassadors for nature conservation and education were central under
the title 'Venomous Snakes as Flagship Species'.

Herpsymposium King Cobra

October 2017

In October 2017, the first major multi-day symposium on reptiles and amphibians was held in the
Netherlands. The Herpetofauna Foundation and EduPet, organized the two-day event that was held
in the Van der Valkhotel in Veenendaal, where the king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) was central.


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