The Tennessee Herpetological Society (THS) is a not for profit organization dedicated to promoting the study and conservation of reptiles and amphibians worldwide, but particularly within Tennessee. We believe this can be accomplished through the education of the general public and the hard work of our members.
History of the Tennessee Herpetological Society
The Tennessee Herpetological Society was established at the 5th Annual Conference on Herpetology in Tennessee in October of 2000. Loosely organized as a group since 1992, conference attendees decided in order to promote the research, conservation and education issues concerning reptiles and amphibians, an official organization should be established. In 1995, the Conference members worked hard to pass a bill naming the Tennessee Cave Salamander as our official State Amphibian, and the Eastern Box Turtle as our official State Reptile.