CITES Update

- (Added 27. Jan. 2020)

We received the following update from DEFRA today.

Should anyone require clarification or have questions PLEASE CALL DEFRA directly.

The Society does not have any information to enable us to answer any queries.


CITES update from Defra

Dear all,

 We have received a number of queries on how movements of CITES species will be affected once we leave the EU on 31 January.

 The Withdrawal Agreement (WA) will come in to force on exit day. Under the WA there will be an implementation period (IP) until the end of 2020. EU legislation implementing CITES will continue to apply in the UK during the IP.

We expect that guidance on CITES arrangements after the implementation period will be published on GOV.UK.



Emma Bailey-Beech, Policy Advisor, International EU Exit Team

International Biodiversity & Environment

Wildlife, International, Climate and Forestry Policy Wildlife, International, Climate and Forestry (WICAF) Directorate

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

Members Discounts

- (Added 13. Jan. 2020)

"We are pleased to announce from the 2020 memberships, the IHS have secured discounts with the following businesses; (see below) where no code is shown, you will need to email Laura.



Any issues with the codes should be directed to to be investigated.


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Show Dates 2020 - 2022

- (Added 3. Jan. 2020)

Please See Breeders meetings / Shows page.

Dates for ALL shows for the next THREE years have just been posted.

Contacts for Information Requests

- (Added 8. Oct. 2019)

 For anyone requiring assistance for ANY matters relating to

The International Herpetological Society.


There are only THREE methods by which you will receive a fast response to any enquiry you may have.

Breeders Meetings              

(including table bookings)

Membership enquiries

General society enquiries

The society cannot guarantee that you will receive the correct information, if any other means of communication is made and furthermore, it may well hold up your enquiry.

Reptile Related Charities and Rescue Centres.

- (Added 25. Jan. 2019)

 Reptile Related Charities and Rescue Centres.

The IHS is pleased to announce, starting with our June 2019 Breeders Meeting we will be providing - FREE of CHARGE, one table, for a maximum of Three Reptile Related charities or Rescue Centres per show.

This will be on a first come first served basis and those interested must contact Richard Brook ( to request booking forms.

The sale of animals from these tables WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.

Only two members will be allowed per table and this offer is on a basis of once per year, to give anyone interested the opportunity.

This is just another way that the IHS is helping the hobby and is in addition to our monetary donations to charities.

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