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World Congress 1
Canterbury, UK, 1989

World Congress 2
Adelaide, AU, 1994

World Congress 3
Prague, CZ 1997

World Congress 4
Bentota, SL 2001

World Congress 5
Stellenbosch, SA 2005

World Congress 6
Manaus, BR 2008
Archived Website

World Congress 7
Vancouver, CA 2012

World Congress 8
Hangzhou, CN 2016

World Congress 9
Dunedin, NZ 2020

For a summary about the event

To view the archived website, click here

 To view photos taken by delegates at WCH9 click here

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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