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WCH Short Seminar Series


We have started a short seminar series and first up are the student award winners from the 9th World Congress of Herpetology that was held in Dunedin, NZ, in January 2020.

Please click here to watch the videos or hear the podcast

Aotearoa Climate Change Declaration


"Be it resolved that the participants in the 9th World Congress of Herpetology call for:


  • the partnership of science and society to build science-based solutions to the problems caused by carbon emissions; 

  • all air travel to the Congress to be carbon-mitigated via reputable and certified avenues, with eventual goal of being a 100% carbon-neutral Congress;

  • renewable energy and materials alternatives, local food (including limited meat and dairy), and transparency by vendors providing services for all Congresses (including transport, housing, food, and other sectors), and recognizing and enabling resilient indigenous and local economies; and

  • increased protection for biodiversity and wild places." 

View the full declaration here:

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