Let's face it. Whether it's lizards or snakes or frogs, herps for ages haven't scored too well on the adorable radar of humans. Labelled as creepy, crawly, scary... oftentimes reptiles and amphibians aren't even given a chance. Dismissed as slimy looking, feared instead of being respected, they're could very well be at the top of the animal kingdom's most misunderstood list. That's really what Herpactive wants to change. The world is home to over 6700 amphibians and over 9000 species of reptiles (discovered as of now), a group of creatures that deserve both our admiration and attention.
At Herpactive we're all about getting active about the herpatofauna, in particular those that inhabit the rich Western Ghat region that runs across the state of Goa. From those who just curious to those with a serious interest in Herpetology, there's room for everyone with a keen interest. Walks, reptile and amphibian treks, photo documentation, surveys, training workshops, herpetofauna study expeditions, field technique sessions and awareness discussions is what you can be part of at the moment.
With education, science and conservation as our focus we hope herpetofauna will be better studied, documented and understood.